Simplified Airport Transportation

Customer

Republished from Google Maps Customer site.

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“Google Maps APIs provide the core location data we need to find the best transport options for customers. No one has the quality of data around the world that Google has, which is essential us.”
David Litwak - CEO and Founder, Mozio

Challenge
Travellers face a dizzying array of options for getting to and from the airport, including trains, buses, taxis, shuttles, limousines and more. Landing in an unfamiliar city and trying to figure out the local transport system can be confusing and stressful. Mozio makes airport travel a breeze by allowing people to easily compare all their options in advance and buy a ticket before they leave home. To do this, it needs access to mapping data that is both reliable and accurate the world over.

Solution
Mozio worked with T-Sciences and selected Google Maps and the Google Maps APIs because they provide reliable and accurate location data on a worldwide scale. When a customer visits Mozio’s website, the Google Maps Places API allows them to quickly enter their start point and destination. The address autocomplete feature also helps reduce user typing errors to ensure that the locations are accurate when customers enter their destinations. The Geocoding API looks up the associated geographic coordinates, such as longitude and latitude, which Mozio uses to query local transportation providers to find the best options available. The Distance Matrix API helps it to calculate the correct fares, and customers can then select and buy their ticket. Mozio is working to combine additional travel data in the future, including walking directions and public transit options for the next leg of a journey. It is also developing mobile apps for Android and iOS.

Benefits
In four years, Mozio built a service that makes it easy for travelers to get to and from thousands of airports worldwide
Customers can compare the cost and time it takes to use various options, then buy a ticket before they leave home
When they land at a destination, they can breeze through the airport without needing to figure out timetables or how to buy a ticket

APIs used
Millions of apps and sites use Google Maps APIs to benefit from a powerful mapping platform. Discover which set of APIs Mozio uses to offer its service:

Google Places API Web Service: Users easily enter starting point and destination

Google Maps Geocoding API: Query partner systems to identify transport options

Google Maps Distance Matrix API: Calculate fares using distance and time of travel

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