Netherlands-based micromobility company Dott is making it easier for more people to discover its shared vehicles: users of Dott’s e-scooters and e-bikes will now be able to use Google Maps plan their travel in several European countries – including getting cost and travel time estimates.
The Google Map-linked feature is now available in Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain and the UK. A Dott option features details showing the closest available vehicle, walking distance and battery status. Riders are then directed to the Dott app where they can make the journey and choose to pay per trip, or by using a pass to save money on more frequent travel.
The collaboration is designed to highlight the benefits of shared micro-mobility to new and existing users, says Dott, and in so doing encourages more people to switch to sustainable travel.
Henri Moissinac, Dott co-founder and CEO says that working with Google Maps will help his company to present the benefits of shared micro-mobility to a larger audience, “Users can now easily see that Dott’s e-scooters and e-bikes provide efficient travel across a city, avoiding congestion and without causing pollution.” By comparing journey time and price against other options at a glance, he adds, “we hope to encourage more people to switch to sustainable travel”.