Problem Statement for Taxi Challenge: this provides background on the problem, explaining what’s been tried behore and what problems currently plague the system
Regulating Cabs: an article from the Economist on how London is innovating their taxi system
GPS Study on Bejing Taxis: insights that could lead to novel urban planning solutions that would work in sprawling cities everywhere
Research on Cab Driver Security: insights into the problems drivers face
Heatmap of NYC Taxis: a FastCompany article displaying taxi conjestion in NYC by hour
Census Data: transit ridership data for top US urban areas including SF and San Jose
Taxi Equipment: this lists the equipment that all taxis have
Photos of current transit communication
Problem Statement for Communication Challenge: this provides background information on the problem and points to data sets that can be used if desired.
Chicago Transit Apps: examples of systems that can display real-time info on a LCD display
Use & Deployment of Mobile Devices: Indepth study by National Academies on the use and deployment of mobile device technology for real-time transit information
Real Time Passenger Info Sys: article on different solutions being tried.
Developer Resources: 511 Real-time Transit departures
Accenture – the New Economics of Cities