IP3 2022 – Automotive & Mobility (LOT 9481)
This lot is generally related to a vehicle-sharing application. Disclosed are techniques to provide ride-sharing vehicles having a driver mobile device for receiving a request for ride sharing and a server communicated with the mobile device. The server receives a group purchase of rides, establishes a customer-defined group identity, and provides ride-sharing vehicles based on the group identity. Also disclosed is a ride service network for storing calendars for riders, aggregating vehicle’s capacity and determining the vehicle schedule. Further disclosed are techniques to determine availability of the vehicle if a selected driver has an open time slot for the user and to schedule an appointment time. The technology may be implemented in cab services, taxi aggregators, ride-sharing services, etc.