CabSense New York: The Smartest Way to Find a Cab

CabSense analyzes tens of millions of GPS data points from NYC taxis to help you find the best corner to catch a cab

CabSense uses data from the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission and other sources to help New Yorkers and visitors to the Big Apple find the best nearby street corners to hail an open cab based on the day of the week, the time, and their current location.

Find the Best Corner

CabSense street corner ratings are derived from machine learning algorithms applied to tens of millions of historical location points from the pickups and drop-offs of all New York City taxi cabs. Every street corner in the city is rated from 5 stars (best corners to hail an open cab) to a ½ star (low chance to hail an open cab). Corners with historically very few taxi pickups don’t get any stars at all. These ratings change based on the time of day and the day of the week.

Key features of CabSense include:
Map View CabSense uses your current location to find the best street corners near you to hail an open cab. The results are displayed on an interactive map.
Radar View It’s easy to use Radar View, it automagically points you in the right direction. Just follow the arrow to the best street corner and hail a cab.
Time Slider Plan ahead and view the best street corners in advance. Set the date and time you plan to leave and see the corner you should walk to.
Cab Hailer Shake your phone to hail a cab with a whistle and blinking message. Be sure to turn up the volume.

If you are in an area without yellow cab traffic, CabSense will display contact information for for-hire vehicles known as “car services” or “livery cabs”. These cars are prohibited from picking up street hails, and only pick up customers who have called the car service’s dispatcher and requested a car. You can click on the phone number within CabSense to call and request a pickup.

CabSense is available, for free, for the iPhone and for Android devices.