Wikipedia and taxicab. Short description
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.
Wikipedia and taximeters definition
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.
Organized passenger transport on long distances
Organized passenger transport means preparing for the inhabitants of a country's urban transport, bus and train. Organized passenger transport in cities is mainly put into use city buses, which are often modern vehicles, equipped with a range of facilities for passengers. In addition, the cities taxi ride, and some agglomerations also trams and metro. While the organized transport of passengers between cities can be performed by buses and the bus station. Between the further distances can also travel by trains on some routes are even more popular than the well-known PKS bus or buses operated by private carriers.