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Drive smartly as a taxi driver

Yu Zheng, Jing Yuan, and Xing Xie


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.


Publication typeInproceedings
Published inUIC 2010

Newer versions

Jing Yuan, Yu Zheng, Chengyang Zhang, Wenlei Xie, Xing Xie, and Yan Huang. T-Drive: Driving Directions Based on Taxi Trajectories, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc., 1 November 2010.

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