ride sharing app

Revenue Up 21% via Predictive AI Modeling

The Challenge

The client is a carpooling and car ride sharing app. App drivers face challenges knowing where to position their vehicles to find waiting passengers, and passengers express frustration trying to find an available driver.


Vacon’s team of data scientists and developers employ the latest in geo-point data tracking and devise a novel solution through predictive modeling.

“That which is measured, gets managed and improves.”

By measuring driver and passenger trip data: routes, location, times and numbers of passengers, data is fed into machine learning models which then predict with 80% certainty, optimal routes, times and locations.

How it works:

  • A clustering algorithm records geo-points and rides at a given time of the day and groups trips into regions.

  • Flask API is the layer built on top of the algorithm and retrieves geo-location based on driver’s current position.

  • Geo-points are retrieved using OSMNX framework in python and parsed into arrays that can be processed via Machine Learning Libraries. Libraries retrieve roads and distances based on car mode of transportation.

  • The ride sharing app suggests with statistical confidence (from machine learning) where drivers which route and destination to increase the likelihood of finding waiting passengers.

The solution provides exceptional user experience while collecting training data. Now driver and passenger activity, routes, locations and times are constantly improved and refined for optimized driver and passenger experience.

Tech Stack


  • 80% predictive accuracy meant drivers booked an average of 32% more passenger rides.
  • Reduced passenger waiting time by 7 minutes.
  • Anecdotal results: less carbon emissions, wasted fuel, vehicle running costs, and less traffic congestion (the right vehicle, in the right place, at the right time).
  • 21% more revenue booked by ride sharing app due to increased productivity from route efficiencies.
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