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CabSpot brings cabbies to the right spot

CabSpot brings cabbies to the right spot


29 April 2014


Palmerston North Hospital has been included in a new Taxis Palmerston North location identifier scheme, CabSpot, which uses GPS location technology to bring cabbies right to the pickup spot quicker and more easily.

The hospital will have 19 CapSpot locations dotted around its large campus, as part of a citywide introduction.

Taxis Palmerston North marketing and promotional consultant Jamaica Hodgetts said CabSpot is a location identifier that passengers can use to name their pickup location and is especially useful in difficult-to-identify pickup locations. “The location of every CabSpot is held in the Taxis Palmerston North booking system and referenced against a GPS location; this helps to ensure drivers can find the passenger’s pickup location quickly and easily.”

“Cab Spot signs are being installed at private business addresses, generally with multiple entrances that cause confusion for passengers and taxi drivers. This is a complimentary service offered by Taxis Palmerston North, which will give customers a quick easy reference when booking a taxi. For example, Palmerston North Hospital with multiple entrances will be offered 19 CabSpot signs - each with their unique identification number for each entrance. The CabSpot sign will be fixed to a building wall or similar prominent place, in easy sight of an arriving taxi.”

When customers want to book a cab, they go to the nearest CabSpot sign, use this unique number as their pickup point when making a booking and wait next to the sign for their cab to arrive.

Checklist for CabSpot bookings:
1. Pickup Point: Your pickup point is the CabSpot sign's unique number, eg CabSpot 2.
2. Waiting Point: Adjacent to the CabSpot sign.

MidCentral District Health Board Group Manager, Commercial Support Services Jeff Small in welcoming the CabSpot technology said it should benefit patients and visitors coming to and from the hospital. “Some times taxis have been delayed because callers have asked taxis just to come to Palmerston North Hospital – and not been specific about which side of the hospital, or which street – Ruahine Street (main entrance), Tremaine Avenue, or Heretaunga Street. This should avoid any confusion and speed up the journey for patients, visitors and taxi drivers as well.”

A map of the planned CabSpots can be found on the parking map, at the following link: http://www.midcentraldhb.govt.nz/PatientsandVisitors/PalmerstonNorthHospital/Pages/HospitalMaps.aspx

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