Toyota, JapanTaxi, KDDI and Accenture to Start Piloting Artificial Intelligence-based Taxi Dispatch Support System

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Toyota City, Japan, Mar 9, 2018―Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and JapanTaxi Co., Ltd. (JapanTaxi), jointly with KDDI Corporation (KDDI) and Accenture, have grown a cab dispatch support complement that predicts direct for cab services, mixing information from cab use logs with predictions of demographics done by location-based vast data*1 from smartphones as good as eventuality information. The companies have started to muster a complement in Metropolitan Tokyo on a hearing basis.

Role of any company. Credit: Toyota

The complement uses synthetic comprehension (AI) to envision a series of assigned taxis in Tokyo regulating 500-meter, mesh-based parameters each 30 minutes. The companies collect cab use record information and demographic predictions as good as other factors that impact cab direct such as weather, open ride use availability, and events during vast facilities, and request training models by an AI-based complement to envision a distance of demand. In a exam run in Tokyo, a complement demonstrated a high correctness rate of 94.1 percent.

Since Feb 2018 a companies have been piloting a complement with name taxis of Nihon Kotsu Co., Ltd., associate association of JapanTaxi, regulating inscription PCs versed with a system. A map on a inscription shows not usually a expected series of assigned taxis though a latest series of unoccupied taxis around a area, that allows drivers to position their taxis formed on a supply-demand balance. As a result, some-more taxis can offer areas with aloft direct and deficient supply to revoke watchful time for passengers while cab occupancy rate is increasing with optimal vehicle-dispatch. In addition, drivers can accept ancillary information on a inscription that shows a routes where they are expected to find passengers, formed on insights of glorious drivers.

During a pilot, drivers who used a complement accessible an normal sales boost of 20.4 percent in Feb 2018 on a month-to-month basis, compared to an altogether normal boost of 9.4 percent. Dozens some-more taxis will hearing a complement with an aim to hurl it out for widespread use after in a year.

The companies trust that a complement can minister to transforming a cab industry, enhancing preference while also being used as a training apparatus for new cab drivers. The companies devise to investigate a correlations between an research of pushing picture collected from Toyota’s data-transmission TransLog pushing recorder of that designation on taxis will be usually stretched and cab direct to precedence for a system, and serve rise a complement to assistance emanate a seamless mobility experience.

Role of Each Company


  • Process and investigate collected vast information on a Mobility Services Platform (MSPF), and yield JapanTaxi with cab direct prophecy data.
  • Collect information inspiring cab direct such as weather, open ride use availability, and events during vast facilities.


  • Develop app that offers cab direct prophecy information to cab drivers.
  • Collect and offer cab use log, positional information of unoccupied taxis, and routes on that drivers are expected to find passengers around a cab company.


  • Develop a demographic prophecy record that considers people upsurge such as those relocating and staying regulating KDDI’s location-based vast information from smartphones and yield prophecy data.


  • Jointly conclude mandate with a 3 other companies and rise a analytics algorithm of synthetic comprehension that powers a cab direct prophecy engine.

*1The location-based vast information is anonymized and supposing on receiving au smartphone users’ agreement.

About Japan Taxi


Japan Taxi is an IT business try that develops program and hardware for mobility services.

Japan Taxi aims to “provide complacency by transport” by formulating new open travel infrastructure by a many widely used domestic cab app, Zenkoku Taxi, digital ads in cab interiors supposing by “TOKYO PRIME,” and inscription computers featuring multilingual services and a indicate of sale terminal.

About Zenkoku Taxi

Zenkoku Taxi has been downloaded some-more than 4 million times (as of Dec 2017) and is a many widely used domestic cab dispatch use app.

The network covers 47 prefectures and 60,000 taxis, that amounts to 25 percent of domestic taxis.

The use is accessible in 3 languages (English, Chinese, and Korean), can guess cab fares, accepts cashless remuneration by credit cards and QR codes, and contributes to increasing potency and available use for taxis.

Source: Toyota

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