Get driven exactly to where you need to be with DriveU and what3words
To help you enter your exact destination easily, we accept the what3words address. Use it just like any other address – watch how here!
Street addresses aren’t always reliable – they often don’t lead you to the right place. Search for one and a pin will typically drop in the centre of a building, rather than the entrance you need to get picked up from or dropped off at. Whether it’s a specific building entrance, street corner or park gate, we’ve added what3words as a feature in our app (under Saved Addresses) to help you quickly and easily tell drivers exactly where to pick you up and drop you off.
what3words is an easy way to enter your precise destination. Every 3 metre square has been given a unique combination of three words: a what3words address. For example [///Holiday.Surprise.Design] is the precise location of an entrance to the Gateway of India.
what3words addresses are more reliable than street addresses, which are often duplicated and easy to confuse. Did you know there are so many streets & roads named 1st Main, 2nd Main, 3rd Main and so on in all major localities in Bengaluru City? They also cover the entire world, meaning you can easily enter destinations that don’t have street addresses, such as park entrances, pop-up events and markets.
Gone are the days of circling around the block looking for the right building entrance. When you save a what3words address into our app’s ‘Saved Addresses’ section and select the same in the destination field, your driver will know exactly where to drop you off. Simply enter the three words for your destination and receive a smoother and more efficient service. Accurate locations also help us save fuel and reduce emissions, so your ride becomes more sustainable too.
Where do I get a what3words address?
If you’re going to meet friends in the park, find the what3words address of the entrance you’d like to meet at with the free what3words app or online map. You can do this by entering the name of the park into the search bar, switch to satellite view for more detail, and drag the map until you’ve selected the square at the right entrance.
Once you know your destination’s what3words address, enter the three words into our app. Remember to add a dot in between each word!
Watch this short video to learn more about what3words: https://bit.ly/2Y3r6f8
Download the what3words app now! Available on both Playstore & App store.