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  • Waste of a few extra clothes
  • Heuristics doesn’t solve this problem, if anything it adds to it – Self fulfilling loop


  • 1. Cabbie MatchThoughtWorks Vivek Prahlad Ranjib Dey Jolly Tam Shaun Jayaraj Xiaodan Wang* Paul Manuel* Anshul Garg*
  • 2. Mission statement/value proposition“This project will improve Singapore by reducing the needfor more cabs on the road by increasing the utilization ofthe existing cabs as well reducing congestion around hotspots ”
  • 3. Next Fare Could Be Just Around The Corner
  • 4. Knowing Versus Guessing Source : by Elizabeth
  • 5. Congestion Source : Sense Networks/ New York Times
  • 6. Open The Real Time Demand/Supply DataA Mechanism to allow Demand (Commuters) to share their destination dataA mechanism to allow Supply (Cabs) to share their willingness to service the demand
  • 7. Features• Commuters can publish where they would like to go• Commuters can see in real time cabs that are available in the locality on the map• Commuters can see other commuters in the locality and their destinations• Cabbies can see where commuters are waiting and their destination• Cabbies can opt to pick up the commuter
  • 8. Demo
  • 9. Who Pays?A Freemium model • Cab drivers pay a very small fee (1 cent?) per pick up • Customer may bid a premium encouraging cabbies to pick them first
  • 10. What more can we do with this? - SharingAs we share the commuter destination with othercommuters, they can easily share a cab by talking toeach otherLooks like she is going Do you want to share ato Changi airport too cab?
  • 11. What more can we do with this? - EventsLet cab drivers know an event location, end time of theevent and potential number of rides. Cabs may chooseto congregate
  • 12. Next Steps – Partnerships, Competitors• Cab Companies• Event Companies The Current Booking App
  • 13. Credits & ContactsData sets used: Taxi Cab Data, Traffic Lah, Weather LahTeam leadName: Shaun JayarajNumber: +65 8379 9736Email: jshanmug@thoughtworks.comTeam members: Vivek, Ranjib, Paul, Jolly, Anshul, Xiaodan