System and method for determining passenger-seeking ride-sourcing vehicle navigation

  • US 11,094,028 B2
  • Filed: 12/05/2019
  • Issued: 08/17/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/28/2018
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for determining passenger-seeking ride-sourcing vehicle navigation, comprising:

  • obtaining historical vehicle service data in an area for a time period;

    discretizing the area into a plurality of zones and discretizing the time period into a plurality of time segments;

    aggregating the historical vehicle service data according to the plurality of zones and the plurality of time segments;

    obtaining an expected reward for a passenger-seeking ride-sourcing vehicle to move from zone A to each neighboring zone of the zone A within one of the plurality of time segments based on the aggregated historical vehicle service data associated with one or more explanatory variables including at least an expected driver stay time, wherein the expected driver stay time comprises a historical average time for one or more passenger-seeking ride-sourcing vehicles staying in zone A within the one of the plurality of time segments;

    determining a probability of the passenger-seeking ride-sourcing vehicle moving from zone A where the passenger-seeking ride-sourcing vehicle is located to a neighboring zone B based at least on the expected rewards for the passenger-seeking ride-sourcing vehicle to move from zone A to the each neighboring zone of the zone A; and

    navigating the passenger-seeking ride-sourcing vehicle based on the determined probability.

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