3,000 Ride-Sharing Vehicles Could Replace 13,500 Taxis in NYC

New York City taxis, they ain’t so smart — yet.

A new study from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) estimates that just 3,000 ride-sharing cars guided by an algorithm could serve the needs of busy New Yorkers. That’s compared to the roughly 13,500 taxis currently in operation in the city, famous for its frenzied rush hours.
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The researchers used taxi data from the University of Illinois spanning 2010-2013 for their analysis, and co

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