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Big data improves taxi management in Chinese cities

22nd Nov `13, 09:09 AM in Travel / Hospitality

China’s Research Institute of Highway Ministry of Transport (RIHMT) is piloting a big data platform, designed to quickly…

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China’s Research Institute of Highway Ministry of Transport (RIHMT) is piloting a big data platform, designed to quickly understand traffic situations, accurately analyse passenger flow and taxi operations and get real-time insights to make fact-based decisions in the four major Chinese cities – Beijing, Kunming, Chongqing and Tianjin.

Beijing, Chongqing and Tianjin are among the top six biggest cities in the country, with population ranging from 9.6 million to 16.4 million. Kunming has a population of 3.4 million.

The taxi industry in China is a significant supplement to the city’s public transportation and has faced challenges such as a lag in information and a mismatch between service supply capacity and market demands.

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