Smart Transportation Steering Group
The framework of Taipei Smart City takes “smart government” as the core value, and promotes “smart security”, “smart building”, “smart transportation”, “smart education”, “smart healthcare”, “smart environment”, and “smart economy” to be the blueprint for the future development. In order to achieve it, “1+7 smart city steering groups” were established. The steering group is led by the Department of Transportation, and cooperating with the Department of Information Technology, Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation, and outside experts. It is hoped that the city vision of safe, convenient, shared, and green can be achieved through smart technologies to enhance transport efficiency and minimize environmental impact.
Making taxi service safer and more effective
This project is co-operated by the Taipei city public transportation office and the Taipei urban intelligence center, and the main purpose is to find out the suitable location for the taxi stands. We use the origin- destination data of taxis, through Kernel density estimation and K-means clustering to classify the hot spots of taxi hailing and implement a evidence based solution for taxi stands.