Google Maps and connected scooter company Lime have partnered to show the locations of nearby Lime scooters, e-bikes and pedal bikes as a transportation option displayed on Google Maps.
If a Lime vehicle is available, the map will show how long it will take to walk to the vehicle, an estimate of the cost of a ride, total journey time and estimated time of arrival, according to a blog post by Vishal Dutta, product manager, Google Maps.
The agreement will show scooters and bikes on Google Maps on Android and iOS devices in Auckland, Austin, New Zealand, Baltimore, Brisbane, Australia, Dallas, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, San Diego, Oakland, San Antonio, San Jose, Scottsdale and Seattle. Additional cities are planned for the future.
Tapping on the transit tab in Google Maps shows the locations of Lime vehicles, though options vary by city.