Below is our "Zone Map". Each section of our
main service area is partitioned into different "zones". This helps us to
decide which cabs are closest for a pickup. First the computer checks to see which
cabs are in the same zone as the pickup request and then out of those cabs, the computer
calculates which cab can get to the pickup location fastest. Within each zone, there
are idle locations. The taxi icons represent where idle taxis wait for their next job.
If someone who is close to one of these locations requests to be picked up, then
the time delay between when they ask for a cab and when they are picked up is very
minimal. Although vice-versa, when someone who is far away from one of these idle
locations requests to be picked up, then the delay between dispatch and pickup is longer.