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1. (WO2018084846) APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR QUEUEING TRANSPORTATION PROVIDERS AND PASSENGERS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/084846    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/060354
Publication Date: Sat May 12 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Nov 04 00:59:59 CET 2016
IPC: G06Q 50/30
Applicants: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Inventors: BUTTOLO, Pietro
SALTER, Stuart, C.
HUEBNER, Annette, Lynn
DELLOCK, Paul, Kenneth
RANKIN, James, Stewart
Title: APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR QUEUEING TRANSPORTATION PROVIDERS AND PASSENGERS
Abstract:
Apparatus and methods for queueing transportation providers and passengers are described. A method includes queuing in a first queue, first broadcast messages received from passenger mobile devices and queuing in a second queue, second broadcast messages received from transportation provider mobile devices. The method also includes comparing, via a processor, each of the first broadcast messages in the first queue to the second broadcast messages in the second queue to identify a match between one of the first broadcast messages and one of the second broadcast messages.