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1. (WO2018125973) AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE PICKUP AND DROP-OFF MANAGEMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/125973    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/068655
Publication Date: Fri Jul 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Dec 29 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G06Q 50/30
G06Q 50/10
Applicants: LYFT, INC.
Inventors: MATTHIESEN, Taggart
BRANNSTROM, Sebastian
GARMS, Jess
Title: AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE PICKUP AND DROP-OFF MANAGEMENT
Abstract:
Embodiments provide techniques, including systems and methods, to manage rider pickup and drop-off for autonomous vehicles. A user can request a ride through an autonomous ride request GUI. The requestor can provide pickup and drop-off locations. Based on the locations, it can be determined whether an autonomous ride is available. If not, alternative ride types can be suggested. If so, an autonomous vehicle can be sent to the pickup location. Embodiments provide pickup and drop-off graphical user interfaces (GUIs), in addition to the autonomous ride request GUI, through which localized pickup and drop-off information may be received. When an autonomous vehicle is within a threshold distance of the pickup or drop-off location, the corresponding GUI can be displayed. The GUI can include one or more selectable localized location elements. The requestor may then select the element corresponding to a desired location to be picked-up or dropped-off.