[29 March 2022] Asia Pacific’s biggest micromobility operator Beam has integrated its services with Google Maps in Australia and New Zealand, bringing further connectivity to those who live and work in Beam’s operational cities.
Users of Google Maps will be able to view available Beam e-scooters and e-bikes within their map. Google Maps will display Beam vehicle information including the vehicle location, the rider’s distance from that vehicle, the estimated time of arrival at the destination, estimated price and battery life of the vehicle.
When a vehicle is selected, the user will be directed to the Beam app to start a trip.
The integration will be available in Australian cities including Brisbane, Townsville, Port Douglas, Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney, Perth, Esperance, Bunbury, Hobart and Launceston.
In New Zealand, the integration will be visible to residents and visitors in Auckland, Wellington, Whangarei and Palmerston North, covering Beam’s entire New Zealand footprint.
To be attributed to Beam’s General Manager (ANZ) Tom Cooper:
“Beam is committed to exploring partnerships and integrations to better improve Australians and New Zealanders’ access to multi-modal transport.
“This integration with Google Maps will make it even easier for Beam riders to plan their journeys with us, but more importantly will allow us to bring shared micromobility to a larger audience in these cities, showcasing how Beam can easily integrate with other modes of public transport like buses and trains.
“We were thrilled to partner with University of Queensland on their MaaS trial service Odin Pass, and MaaS provider Moovit in Sydney and Canberra last year, and the Google Maps integration is yet another step towards enabling shared mobility solutions for all in Australia and New Zealand.”