Executive Cars Derby Ltd now use what3words to accurately locate any address in the UK and have also integrated what3words into our online booking portal.
Street addresses weren’t designed for 2021. They aren’t accurate enough to specify precise locations such as building entrances and many rural locations. This makes it hard to find places and prevents people from describing exactly where they are. Now customers can add 3-word addresses to be picked up and dropped off at exactly the right place meaning a smoother journey for them and increased efficiency for our chauffeurs too.
What3words divided the world into 3 metre squares and gave each square a unique combination of three words. It’s the easiest way to find and share exact locations
We have implemented what3words into our booking system because UK post codes cover large areas and houses aren’t always easy to find in remote places, often with no mobile telephone coverage to contact passengers. Customers can now use what3word when calling us or booking online and we use it to make it clearer to drivers where they need to be.
What3words is a proprietary geocode system that is designed to identify any location with a resolution of 3 metres (9.8 ft). What3words encodes geographic coordinates into three dictionary words; the encoding is permanently fixed. For example, our office at 67 Boulton Lane Alvaston Derby DE24 0FF is identified by ///asure.herbs.kicks.
What3words has a website, apps for iOS and Android, and an API that enables bidirectional conversion between what3words addresses and latitude/longitude coordinates. As the system relies on a fixed algorithm rather than a large database of every location on earth, it works on devices with limited storage and no Internet connection.
Founded by Chris Sheldrick, Jack Waley-Cohen, Mohan Ganesalingam, and Michael Dent, what3words was launched in July 2013. Sheldrick and Ganesalingam originally conceived the idea after Sheldrick, working as a concert organiser, struggled to get equipment and bands to musical events on time due to inadequate address information.
Each what3words language uses a word-list of 25,000 words (40,000 in English, as it covers the sea as well as land). The lists have been manually filtered to take account of word length, distinctiveness, frequency, ease of spelling and pronunciation to reduce any confusion.
When you book our multi-award winning car service you can just sit back and relax. Whether you’re going somewhere new, need to get to a specific entrance or travelling to a remote venue what3words makes it easy to arrive exactly where you need.
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Posted by: admin | Posted on: April 26, 2021 | Posted in: Generals News
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