TIER, a leading European micro-mobility provider. and Google Maps are teaming up to offer 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. Other cities are to follow in the course of 2021.
Under the tab for cycling directions, users can find the ‘Your Bike’ and ‘TIER’ buttons. By clicking on the TIER button, Google Maps shows 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.
Tinia Mühlfenzl, Director of Market Development at TIER, says: “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. 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 is expanding into more European cities and countries. With the launch of e-bikes in the UK, France, Norway and Switzerland, TIER has added to its growing range of multimodal mobility solutions.
This makes TIER one of the first micro-mobility providers to offer users three different types of vehicles in one app.