what3words took centre stage at the India-UK Tech Summit in New Delhi, showcasing the power of 3 word addresses to the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May.
Mrs May spent time chatting to what3words CEO, Chris Sheldrick, as he explained the benefits of the service. Together, they searched for No. 10 Downing Street’s 3 word address, at energetic.cube.tower
what3words is a multi-award winning global addressing system. It has divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and assigned each one a unique 3 word address. Available in 12 languages, it’s more accurate than a postal address and easier to communicate and share than GPS coordinates.
In a country where addressing is notoriously unreliable, what3words provides the solution for anyone in India who needs to find or share a location – whether consumers, navigation apps, governments, logistics firms, travel guides or NGOs.
The Summit is aimed at enhancing Indo-UK ties in the key areas of trade, investment, defence and security. what3words, chosen as a CommonwealthFirst Export Champion, is already active across the Indian sub-continent, with a range of partners actively using the innovative service.
Bike taxi firm, Bikxie, is using 3 word addresses for more accurate passenger pick-ups and drop-offs in Delhi. It’s making journeys safer and more efficient.
Pollinate Energy is using 3 word addresses to help millions of Indian citizens living in unaddressed slums access low-cost solar and energy-efficient lighting.
Logistics specialists, Blowhorn, has integrated what3words into their service, ensuring more accurate collections and deliveries in Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad.
Stanplus is aggregating the country’s private ambulance services into a central dispatch system – and using 3 word addresses to match the nearest ambulance to each emergency call.
“India has a rapidly growing economy but like many other countries, it still suffers from the big three infrastructure challenges – the unbanked, the unconnected and the unaddressed,” said Chris Sheldrick, what3words CEO and Co-Founder. “what3words wants to change that. Our mission is to become a global addressing standard, helping grow businesses and improve lives.”