Title

A Service Choice Model for Optimizing Taxi Service Delivery

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

10-2009

Abstract

Taxi service has undergone radical revamp in recent years. In particular, significant investments in communication system and GPS devices have improved quality of taxi services through better dispatches. In this paper, we propose to leverage on such infrastructure and build a service choice model that helps individual drivers in deciding whether to serve a specific taxi stand or not. We demonstrate the value of our model by applying it to a real-world scenario. We also highlight interesting new potential approaches that could significantly improve the quality of taxi services.

Keywords

Analytical models, global positioning system, intelligent transportation systems, management information systems, taxis, road traffic, taxi service optimization

Discipline

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics | Business | Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering | Transportation

Research Areas

Intelligent Systems and Decision Analytics

Publication

ITSC 2009: Proceedings of the 12th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, St Louis, MO, October 3-7, 2009

First Page

66

Last Page

71

ISBN

9781424455195

Identifier

10.1109/ITSC.2009.5309520

Publisher

IEEE

City or Country

Piscataway, NJ

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ITSC.2009.5309520