SUPER PEDESTRIAN ELECTRIC SCOOTERS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN GOOGLE MAPS, MAKING MULTIMODAL TRIP PLANNING EASIER
Users can now locate scooters using the Google Maps mobile app
/EIN News/ — CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Electric scooter riders can now locate Superpedestrian’s bright yellow shared scooters in the Google Maps mobile app, allowing riders to plan their trips more easily, including their first and last mile to public transit. The integration of Superdestrian’s real-time locations into Google Maps is a crucial step in making electric scooters a reliable and easy-to-use everyday means of transport. With the application, users can plan their multimodal journey with real-time information on public transport and carpooling.
“People use our scooters for all kinds of trips, often using them in conjunction with public transport, walking and carpooling,” said Jamie Perkins, Director of Communications at Superpedestrian. “It’s important to us that our passengers have the best tools to plan their journey, and integration with Google Maps is a clear necessity to ensure passengers can create plans and also change their plans on a whim. .”
Superpedestrian integration is currently underway in cities across the United States, Italy, Spain, Austria and Portugal. This is just the latest integration for Superpedestrian, which is also discoverable in apps like Moovit, Transit, Citymapper, Wegfinder, Velocia, and Urbi.
How it works
Riders can find Superpedestrian scooters in the bike section of Google Maps when planning their trip. In addition to real-time location, Google Maps will also display the scooter’s battery life, estimated cost, and trip duration. When users select the scooter option, they will be directed to the Superpedestrian app to unlock the scooter.
To ride a Superpedestrian scooter, simply download the Superpedestrian mobile app from the iOS or Android app store. Once you find a Superpedestrian scooter, make sure the throttle LED is GREEN, which means the scooter is available for rental. Then scan the scooter’s QR code (located on top of the handlebars) via the Superpedestrian app to unlock it. Wait up to 10 seconds for the throttle LED to turn WHITE, indicating the scooter is unlocked and ready to roll.
About Superpedestrian: Superpedestrian was created by MIT in 2013 with a mission to develop the world’s smartest and safest fleets of light-duty electric vehicles. In 2020, Superpedestrian launched the LINK Scooter, billed as “The Volvo of e-Scooters” for its patented Vehicle Intelligence platform that actively prevents costly mechanical and electrical hazards plaguing other e-scooter operators. Named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Transportation Companies of 2022, Superpedestrian has become a global leader in transportation robotics and human-scale mobility, holding more than 40 patents in autonomous outage protection of vehicles, automated maintenance software, fleet optimization and vehicle context awareness.
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Superpedestrian scooters are now in Google Maps
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