Taxi-Sharing Boosts Energy Efficiency, But Will Riders Get on Board?

Taxi-Sharing Boosts Energy Efficiency, But Will Riders Get on Board?

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) set out to answer that question, analyzing a year’s worth of New York taxi trips. They concluded that the total amount of time that taxis spent traveling could have been reduced 32 percent by shared cabs, with passengers riding no more than an extra five minutes.