Cordic has become the first despatch system provider to offer what3words geocoding as part of its white-label apps. for improved location accuracy.
Geocoding is the process of encoding GPS coordinates: what3words has encoded the coordinates of every 3-metre square in the world with a combination of 3 simple words.
Cordic has integrated the next-generation location technology from what3words to its core system, potentially increasing accuracy for millions of taxi and private hire passenger bookings per month, as well as via white-label apps for taxi, PHV, courier and other transport operators.
The what3words system allows very specific locations such as building entrances, street corners or park gates, or flats in multiple occupancy blocks.
The free what3words app is available for iOS and Android as well as online, allowing people to find, share and navigate to what3words addresses in more than 40 languages.
Cordic CEO Tom Peyerl said: “There’s nothing more frustrating than getting lost trying to find a meet-up and missing out or arriving late and stressed. We have built this integration to enable using what3words addresses with our systems so that our community can find exactly where they need to be with no confusion.”