Universal predictability of mobility patterns in cities.

  title={Universal predictability of mobility patterns in cities.},
  author={Xiao-Yong Yan and Chen Liang Zhao and Ying Fan and Zengru Di and Wen-Xu Wang},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society, Interface},
  volume={11 100},
Despite the long history of modelling human mobility, we continue to lack a highly accurate approach with low data requirements for predicting mobility patterns in cities. Here, we present a population-weighted opportunities model without any adjustable parameters to capture the underlying driving force accounting for human mobility patterns at the city scale. We use various mobility data collected from a number of cities with different characteristics to demonstrate the predictive power of our… CONTINUE READING
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