Short definition of a taxi from Wikipedia
A taxicab, also known as a taxi or a cab, is a type of vehicle for hire with a driver, used by a single passenger or small group of passengers, often for a non-shared ride. A taxicab conveys passengers between locations of their choice.
This differs from other modes of public transport where the pick-up and drop-off locations are determined by the service provider, not by the passenger, although demand responsive transport and share taxis provide a hybrid bus/taxi mode.
Definition of taximeter
Taximeters can include several accessories, or act as components in larger dispatching/control systems. Features include:
Fraud control and prevention (on the part of the owner or operator), through the impression of control tickets or computer monitoring. Additionally, taximeters are often visually sealed by a municipal weights and scales authority after initial calibration.
Radio communication, allowing trip status to be monitored by a dispatcher or supervisor.
Dispatching of trip assignments through radio or data systems.
Interaction with GPS systems to assist with dispatching and to provide security.
Seat sensors that detect the presence of a passenger (to prevent a cab from carrying fares without activating the taximeter).
Credit or prepaid card support.
Costs related to the use of the urban transport taxi
Urban taxi is a very popular means of communication, which is used by a lot of people. Although it seems that the use of taxis will be linked to the need to incur certain costs, but existing in the cities corporations Taxi try to compete with each other for customers by lowering prices for certain courses while riding a taxi especially with a lot of luggage it is simply much more convenient than driving city bus.
In addition to the transport of people, some corporations organize taxi transport of domestic items and appliances, as well as small furniture. This is an additional way for taxi drivers to make money and gain new customers.