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Japan cabdrivers get tips on where they're needed from AI

Real-world data helps Docomo's system forecast demand 30 minutes out

A driver checks a tablet for where demand for his services will likely be strong.

TOKYO -- NTT Docomo has conducted successful field trials of a taxi dispatch system that uses artificial intelligence to predict demand for rides, the company announced Friday.

Taxi companies could dispatch cars more efficiently, give their drivers more business, and make customers wait less.

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