You may also certainly find yourself in a situation wherein taking a cab is more practical than driving, such as in instances when parking at your destination is practically an impossibility or, in some cases, virtual highway robbery. Instead of spending hours circling the area for a convenient, cheap, and safe parking spot, you could just take a cab instead.
Or what about if you had a tad too many and find yourself in no condition to drive? Are you going to court possible death or criminal charges by driving under the influence? Impaired judgment would probably let you do that, but hopefully there would be concerned enough citizens around you who would intervene and put you in a cab.
You may not need to take a cab every day, but you should still rejoice in the news that the Melbourne taxi industry is verging on a huge metamorphosis, and it primarily involves the booking process.
Taking a cab has definitely gotten more sophisticated with the advent of new technologies. For the older generations, it meant stepping out to flag down a passing cab or calling a cab company to send a car over. These days, cab customers are facing a time when several booking methods are made available to them.
You may still call a taxi company to send a cab over, but where in the past this meant getting hold of a single operator, these days, it means accessing an entire call centre dedicated to catering to cab customers. Incidentally, you may also directly call a driver to come pick you up.
With the new way of doing things, you may also book a taxi online. With a computer, a tablet, or a smartphone, you may book or pre book a cab to come for you right away or at a specified date and time. Even better, there is an app that comes with real time GPS tracking which allows you to pick the cab that is nearest your location.
Technology is ushering in a new era in the taxi industry. Without a doubt, innovations are creating a safer, surer, and more satisfying cab riding experience.