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Taxi-aware map: identifying and predicting vacant taxis in the city

Phithakkitnukoon, Santi; Veloso, Marco; Bento, Carlos; Biderman, Assaf and Ratti, Carlo (2010). Taxi-aware map: identifying and predicting vacant taxis in the city. In: First International Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI'10), 10-12 Nov 2010, Malaga, Spain.

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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 naïve Bayesian classifier with developed error-based learning algorithm and method for detecting adequacy of historical data using mutual information. Based on 150 taxis in Lisbon, Portugal, we are able to predict for each hour with the overall error rate of 0.8 taxis per sq. km.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 Springer-Verlag
ISSN: 0302-9743
Extra Information: Ambient Intelligence
First International Joint Conference, AmI 2010,
Malaga, Spain, November 10-12, 2010.
Editors: Boris de Ruyter, Reiner Wichert, David V. Keyson, Panos Markopoulos, Norbert Streitz, Monica Divitini, Nikolaos Georgantas, Antonio Mana Gomez
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6439
ISBN: 978-3-642-16916-8
pp 86-95
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 35086
Depositing User: Santi Phithakkitnukoon
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2012 11:28
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 13:46
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