A Novel Approach for Online Car-Hailing Monitoring Using Spatiotemporal Big Data

Tong Zhou, Wenzhong Shi, Xintao Liu, Fei Tao, Zhen Qian, Ruijia Zhang

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Car-hailing service has increasingly become popular and fundamentally changed the way people travel in the era of sharing economy. Although such service brings convenience to people's lives, it also causes safety and property concerns. Many studies have been conducted to access the efficiency and effectiveness of car-hailing, but little has been done on its safety monitoring. However, with the rapid development of information technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Geographical Information Science (GIS) and automatic monitoring, a more advantageous approach than the current simple drivers screening and testing is feasible. A new model including five indexes i.e. region dangerous index, offset distance of the origin-destination, real-time speed under traffic conditions, vehicle travel time and passenger information, is therefore proposed in this paper based on big data mining of the historical vehicle GPS trajectory data. Experiments were conducted to validate the model in the Gangzha District of Nantong City, China. Several other types of data were used in the experiments, e.g. points of interest (POI), road network data and urban image. The results showed that the proposed model effectively monitored the vehicle when it was driving in a 'potentially dangerous area'. In addition, the model could accurately identify the driver's abnormal driving behaviors, such as bypass and abnormal stop. The prediction accuracy of the experiments was 92.06%, among which the discrimination accuracy of the abnormal stop was 100% and that of the detour was 90.57%. All these validate the applicability of the model for future management systems for car-hailing services.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8826582
Pages (from-to)128936-128947
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • big data
  • Car-hailing
  • geographical information science (GIS)
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • points of interest (POI)
  • potentially dangerous area
  • trajectory data

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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