[arXiv] BigDataFr recommends: Improving Viability of Electric Taxis by Taxi Service Strategy Optimization

informationBigDataFr recommends: Improving Viability of Electric Taxis by Taxi Service Strategy Optimization: A Big Data Analysis of New York City

[…] Subjects: Computers and Society (cs.CY)

Electrification of transportation is critical for a low-carbon society. In particular, public vehicles (e.g., taxis) provide a crucial opportunity for electrification. Despite the benefits of eco-friendliness and energy efficiency, adoption of electric taxis faces several obstacles, including constrained driving range, long recharging duration, limited charging stations and low gas price, all of which impede taxi drivers’ decisions to switch to electric taxis. On the other hand, the popularity of ride-hailing mobile apps facilitates the computerization and optimization of taxi service strategies, which provide computer-assisted decisions of navigation and roaming for taxi drivers to locate potential customers.

This paper examines the viability of electric taxis with the assistance of taxi service strategy optimization, in comparison with conventional taxis with internal combustion engines. A big data analysis is provided using a large dataset of real-world taxi trips in New York City.  […]

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By Chien-Ming Tseng, Chi-Kin Chau
Source: arxiv.org

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