Google Maps provides a twist of Lime to seek out you a scooter or bike

Quick turning into the default navigation device of the trendy world, Google Maps is continually being refined as a way to finest information you to your vacation spot. The newest replace provides one more mode of transport to the app.

Rolling out to 13 cities (listed under), Google Maps can now present you the situation of close by Lime electrical bicycles or scooters – an organization that provides the power to briefly hire both of those automobiles for a nominal payment.

In the event you’re fortunate sufficient to stay in these cities, you’ll be seeing the choice in your app shortly:

  • Auckland (NZ)
  • Austin
  • Baltimore
  • Brisbane (AU)
  • Dallas
  • Indianapolis
  • Los Angeles
  • San Diego
  • Oakland
  • San Antonio
  • San Jose
  • Scottsdale
  • Seattle

The choice to discover a close by Lime bike or scooter reveals up a lot the identical means that Uber does, showing instead choice under your record of public transport choices. It's going to additionally point out how far-off the automobile itself is, how lengthy the journey will take, an estimated price of the journey, the estimated distance protection remaining on the automobile's battery, and the variety of different Lime automobiles close by.

An example of Google Maps' Lime integration [Courtesy of Google]

An instance of Google Maps' Lime integration [Courtesy of Google]

It’s no shock that Uber and Lime have had comparable remedy by the navigation app, contemplating Google’s mum or dad firm, Alphabet, has closely invested in each ride-sharing providers.

There’s presently no phrase on whether or not different cities which have Lime providers – similar to Sydney, Australia – will probably be getting the Google Maps compatibility, however we’re prepared to wager it would land in these areas within the coming months if the trial proves profitable.