Bolt integrates with Google Maps for ride planning

Anne Freer | February 25, 2020

App Business

Ride-hailing app Bolt has just integrated with Google Maps which means that Google’s journey planner feature will now be available on Bolt rides.

Users can view the planner via the services tab when they’re planning a trip.

Estimated costs of a trip and vehicle categories are also shown through the planner.

“Today, we’re making it even easier to travel in and around London with the integration of Bolt into Google Maps,” said Sam Raciti, Bolt UK country manager. “Whether it is for all or part of their journey, having access to drivers on the Bolt platform through Google’s popular route-finding service empowers users to make better informed decisions about the quickest and most efficient way to reach their destination. Our mission has always been to make urban mobility simple, seamless and safe, and we are delighted that this integration will take us closer to reaching that goal.”

The update follows Bolt’s launch of a multi-destination feature which lets customers request rides with up to three stops in between at a fixed estimated fare.

From the Bolt app, additional stops can be selected by clicking the plus sign on the right side of the address field.

Bolt now has over 35,000 licensed drivers in London and has reported rapid growth in Europe and Africa as it published a €50 million funding agreement with the European Investment Bank.

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