Raining Taxis


This project is one of the six projects shown on the  LIVE Singapore! exhibition. The projects were developed by the SENSEable City Lab and part of the Future Urban Mobility research initiative at the Singapore and MIT Alliance for Research and Technology. Researchers have collaborated on the development of an open platform for collating and publishing a range of innovative, real-time data visualisations about the city. It is being described as a “feedback loop between people, their actions, and the city”.

Singapore’s mobility is heavily reliant on taxis, but what happens when it rains? Getting hold of a cab is not the easiest thing in the world. We are exploring how our transportation system behaves by combining taxi and rainfall data, and investigating how in the future the system can streamline in order to better match taxi supply and demand.

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