NUS computing student developed a software that tracks taxis in Singapore

Don’t you just hate times when you need a taxi desperately but just cannot get one?

And when you do not need a cab, you realise that every single taxi in Singapore is available…

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Finally our prayers are answered — there is a software that can let commuters know where exactly these taxis are hiding.

This software however, does not track Uber cars or GrabCars.

The number of taxis are measured by heat

If you click on the link, you will be directed to a map of Singapore. The heat indicator indicates where the taxis are, islandwide.

As of 5.16pm (at time of writing), most taxis are congregated at Changi Airport.

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The best part — the site is updated every minute, so yay to real-time updates. Kudos to the student who developed this software!

However, no one (except the NUS student) knows exactly how the data is collected, or how these taxis are being tracked.

Nonetheless, commuters will find this map really useful every time they have trouble finding a cab!

 

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Featured image via NUS Computing