TIER partner with Google Maps to make e-scooter access easier

Posted: 5 July 2021 | | No comments yet

TIER has partnered with Google Maps to make it easier for users in big European cities to access its micromobility options, as it looks to expand into more locations in Europe.

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Google Map users will now have access to TIER e0scoote information in some European cities

One of Europe’s leading shared micromobility providers is teaming up with Google Maps to make it easier for riders in some European cities to access its scooters.

Starting today, TIER is offering a new option when planning routes for the ‘first and last mile’ in 11 major European cities. Riders will be able to locate nearby TIER e-scooters directly from Google Maps, along with helpful information like a cost estimate and anticipated arrival time.

The service is initially available in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Vienna, Zurich, Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki. TIER says other cities are to follow in the course of the year, after the operator was one of three selected to bring e-scooters to London by Transport for London (TfL).

Under the tab for cycling directions within Google Maps, users can find “Your Bike” and “TIER” buttons. When users click on the TIER button, Google Maps will display the nearest available TIER e-scooters – as well as the walking distance and the charging status of each e-scooter. To start the ride, users are then redirected to the TIER app.

“Our mission to change mobility for good is largely about creating strong partnerships to expand everyone’s access to sustainable, easily accessible and multimodal mobility solutions,” said Tinia Mühlfenzl, Director of Market Development at TIER.

“Through our collaboration with Google, we’re creating visibility for TIER scooters within Google Maps and helping to ensure that riders have access to the form of transportation that best suits their daily mobility needs.”

For 2021, TIER has set out to further strengthen its position in Europe and expand into more European cities and countries. With the launch of e-bikes in the UK, France, Norway and Switzerland, TIER says it has added to its growing range of multimodal mobility solutions – something it says makes it the first micromobility provider to offer users three different types of vehicles within one app.