Shared micromobility operator Neuron has announced a new integration with Google Maps that comes into effect across 16 cities worldwide.
The partnership will allow Neuron users to easily locate their nearest e-scooter, giving them better access to a convenient first and last-mile transport option.
Google Maps now highlights a user’s nearest e-scooter, directions and information on how long it will take them to reach it from their previous stop, calculates price estimates based on the selected route, the battery range and expected arrival time at their destination.
After selecting an e-scooter on the map, users will be redirected to the Neuron app for unlocking and payment.
Neuron currently operates e-scooters in the three UK locations – Sunderland, Newcastle and Slough – with recent research indicating that almost half of all Neuron riders use e-scooters as a first or last-mile solution, often combining their journey with other forms of public transport.
Since launching in the UK in October 2020, rider data has shown that over 35 per cent of Neuron trips have already directly replaced a car journey, saving an estimated 90 tonnes of CO2.
“We are delighted to be integrating our e-scooter services in the UK with Google Maps,” said George Symes, UK Regional Manager for Neuron.
“Since launching in the UK our e-scooters have rapidly become a go-to solution for first and last-mile journeys, providing a convenient link between home or work and their nearest bus stop or train station.
“By integrating our service with Google Maps we are making it simpler, and more convenient, than ever before to make an e-scooter part of your journey.”
In October 2021, Neuron also partnered with Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platform CityMapper in the UK to offer greater trip customisation.