28 Dec '16, 1pm

Taxi GPS data could unsnarl traffic in developing regions, World Bank says

Taxi GPS data could unsnarl traffic in developing regions, World Bank says

Stephen Edelstein Dec 28, 2016 Man trying to hail a taxi (via Flickr user Linh Nguyen) Enlarge Photo All around the world, streams of cars clog streets and highways, creating colossal traffic jams and putting continual stress on infrastructure. In most cities, some portion of that traffic has typically been made up of taxis and, more recently, cars linked to ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. But could these cars help solve the traffic problems they have seemingly created? DON'T MISS: Uber logs another mass-transit win, this time in New Jersey That's the goal of the Open Transport Partnership, a program led by the World Bank and ride-hailing services Easy Taxi, Grab, and Le Taxi, which let users hail cabs using smartphone apps. It seeks to use GPS data from taxis to decrease traffic congestion in developing countries, according to VentureBeat . The initiative builds...

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