Hail that AI taxi
The city of Seoul is planning to roll out artificial intelligence-supported ride-location technology in all of the metro’s cabs following a successful trial.
The test with 380 taxis delivered better than 97% accuracy in predicting areas with high demand for rides. A number of participating cab firms saw a more-than 2% spike in business using the technology.
The AI-platform, developed by the city and Korea Smart Card, divides Seoul into 100m x 100m squares and bases its real-time forecasts on weather, population and ‘other factors’.
"Before, taxi drivers encountered their passengers through coincidence, however, with the ‘AI Taxi System’ their encounter will be inevitable,” the city says.