Google this week introduced Lime scooters, pedal bikes and e-bikes on Google Maps. Lime scooters and bikes on Google Maps, are available on Android and iOS in Auckland, Austin, Baltimore, Brisbane (AU), Dallas, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, San Diego, Oakland, San Antonio, San Jose, Scottsdale and Seattle with more cities coming soon.
Vishal Dutta, Product Manager, Google Maps, at Google, wrote that Google’s intent is to help users to “find a better way to travel short distances.”
To search for a Lime scooter or bike, users need to navigate to the destination and tap on the transit icon to see the nearby options. If a Lime vehicle is available, the user will see how long it’ll take to walk to the vehicle, an estimate of how much your ride could cost, and the total journey time and ETA. Tapping on the Lime card will take the user to the Lime app, where the exact location of the vehicle will be available and the option to unlock it. If the user doesn’t have the Lime app installed, the link will redirect to the App or Play store.