Didi Chuxing, the world’s leading mobile transportation platform, is sponsoring the 2019 Transportation Forecasting Competition (TRANSFOR 2019) organized by ABJ70 Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Applications, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) under the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine of the United States.
TRANSFOR 2019, supported by the IEEE ITSS Technical Activities Sub-Committee “Smart Cities and Smart Mobility”, invites participants to submit predictions for short term traffic, utilizing the wealth of ride-hailing datasets from select Chinese cities made available through DiDi’s Gaia Open Data Initiative and identify possible solutions to deepen the current understanding of advanced computing, data preprocessing and traffic dynamics. Three finalist teams will present and compete for the grand prize at the 2019 TRB Annual Meeting, which will be held in New York in January 2019.
Launched in October 2017, DiDi’s GAIA Open Data Initiative currently offers a 50GB aggregated and desensitized dataset containing start points, end points and routing information from trips on DiDi Express and DiDi Premier, two of the company’s core personal mobility services. Researchers from Asia, North America, Australia, New Zealand and Latin America have been applying AI tools to the dataset to discover patterns of urban traffic dynamics, predict traffic, and explore smart transportation solutions.
About Didi Chuxing
DiDi is the world’s leading mobile transportation platform. The company offers a full range of app-based transportation options for 550 million users, including Taxi, Express, Premier, Luxe, Bus, Designated Driving, Enterprise Solutions, Bike Sharing, E-bike Sharing, Car Sharing and food delivery. Daily rides have reached 30 million, allowing over 31 million drivers on the DiDi platform to find flexible work and income opportunities.
DiDi is committed to collaborating with cities, the taxi industry and communities to solve the world’s transportation, environmental, and employment challenges with smart transportation innovations. The company is working with a growing alliance of car industry players to build out an auto-solution and operation platform.
Globally, DiDi is in a partnership network with Grab, Lyft, Ola, Uber, 99, Taxify, and Careem, reaching over 80% of the world’s population and covering more than 1,000 cities. In 2018, DiDi launched its own-branded mobility services in Mexico and Australia, and a joint venture with Soft Bank Corp. to offer taxi-hailing service in Japan. By continuously improving the user experience and creating social value, DiDi strives to build an open, efficient, and sustainable transportation ecosystem.
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