Mapping India the right way: Global positioning system
There is no doubt that radio taxi providers have brought better service for customers in Indian metropolitan cities, not to mention freedom from frequent quarrels with auto/taxi drivers on fares or refusal to travel to certain parts. They offer good quality service and are available round the clock, but have you ever wondered how these taxi operators are able to have quicker pick up and faster response time to a call for a cab?
Itís not rocket science but technology is coming to the aid of the traveller; not mobile phones or age-old walky talky but global positioning system (GPS) to be precise. An avid user is Meru Cab, Indiaís largest cab provider and the third largest taxi operator globally. Meru Cab oversee over 20,000 trips a day across the four massive metros of Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangaloreóusing geospatial services (electronic maps), they have pioneered the concept of GPS-enabled taxis in India.
Each cab is fitted with GPS-based tracking device that helps to identify the nearest cab from a customerís pick up location. The customerís address and other details are communicated back to the driver on
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