Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Announcing the Inaugural Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge Winners

by Tae Yoo
Press Release

As part of our work to positively impact one billion people by 2025, Cisco seeks to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers to thrive in the digital economy.

Through the first-ever Cisco Global Problem Solver (GPS) Challenge, we are able to recognize the vision and accomplishments of social entrepreneurs who are students and recent grads.

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

Study argues that traffic and pollution could be cut if more travelers shared a cab.

Many of us have had the deflating experience of arriving in a city by train or plane only to encounter a line at the taxi stand that seems to last longer than the trip to get there. But how many people waiting in that queue at, say, New York City's Penn Station could be sharing cabs to the same destination?

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) set out to answer that question, analyzing a year's worth of New York taxi trips.

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