Drive smartly as a taxi driver

  • Yu Zheng ,
  • Jing Yuan ,
  • Wenlei Xie ,
  • ,
  • Guangzhong Sun

UIC 2010 |

Published by IEEE

GPS-equipped taxis are mobile sensors probing the traffic flow on road surfaces, and taxi drivers are experienced drivers who can usually find out the fastest path to a destination based on their knowledge. In this demo, we provide a user with the practically fastest path to a destination at a given departure time in terms of taxi drivers’ intelligence mined from historical GPS trajectories of taxis. We build our system, called T-Drive, by using a real trajectory dataset generated by over 33,000 taxis in a period of 3 months, and conduct both synthetic experiments and in-the-field evaluations. As a result, our method outperforms the real-time-traffic-based (RT) and the speed-constraint-based (SC) approaches in both efficiency and effectiveness.