Uber vs. Taxis: Event detection and differentiation in New York City

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Thursday Sep 29   03:30 PM to 05:30 PM (2 hours)
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The recent rise of ride-sourcing services such as Uber have significantly changed the transportation landscape. This work takes a first step in differentiating Uber and taxi transportation methods through events attended by their passengers. Using a sample of Uber and taxi pick-up times and locations in New York City, we show that events can be detected within each platform. Through identification of a select few of these events, this work takes a preliminary step in showing that there is a difference in the types of events that are attended by Uber users and taxi passengers.


University of Maryland, College Park
Assistant Professor