Wikipedia and taxicab
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.
Citation about taximeters in Wikipedia
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.
Available airport transfers
With air travel is currently used by a lot of people. This is because the employees of different companies need to move between the various branches, and many private individuals have family and friends even in the most remote parts of the world.
Therefore airports organize for its clients with different means of transport, which can be used both on the way to the airport and on the way from the airport to a private home or hotel. Available airport transfers also create the opportunity to transport luggage or several people in one vehicle. Information about such airport transfers can be found on the airport websites and on various boards of timetables.