Taxi-Aware Map: Identifying and Predicting Vacant Taxis in the City

  title={Taxi-Aware Map: Identifying and Predicting Vacant Taxis in the City},
  author={Santi Phithakkitnukoon and Marco Veloso and Carlos Bento and Assaf Biderman and Carlo Ratti},
Knowing where vacant taxis are and will be at a given time and location helps the users in daily planning and scheduling, as well as the taxi service providers in dispatching. In this paper, we present a predictive model for the number of vacant taxis in a given area based on time of the day, day of the week, and weather condition. The history is used to build the prior probability distributions for our inference engine, which is based on the näıve Bayesian classifier with developed error-based… CONTINUE READING
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