An enhanced reality system developed by Lyft can make it less difficult for drivers to find out who to download.
In a patent application published by the US Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday, Lyft proposes an increased reality system that helps passengers and drivers find each other with virtual prompts laid out in a picture of the real world.
According to the documentation, the system uses a combination of GPS, traffic information and historical equestrian data from previous passengers to Lyft determine the best place for drivers to pick up their passengers. The system then appeals to an enlarged reality indicator on the app's camera view, so passengers know where to wait for their ride. In turn, the system can show expanded reality elements so that drivers can identify their passengers.
The technology seems to be ideal for implementation in Lyft's mobile app, but the company keeps its options open, named -Dropping Microsoft HoloLens as a potential enhanced reality entity for the technology.
"Based on the ideal pickup point, the enhanced reality transport system for presentation to the passenger (eg, through an enlarged reality unit such as Microsoft HoloLens) generates an enlarged power element to mark or designate the perfect pickup spot,
The proposed AR function is very similar to the concept presented by the AR cloud company Blue Vision, which Lyft handled in October 2018 for an unproven sum.In Blue Vision's concept, enhanced reality would help passengers to decide which car is their ride with similar magnified reality, originally lifted archived for its patent in July 2017.
Put the two concepts together and a picture begins to form if Lyft's overlooked goal f is increased reality as a way of connecting strangers in the trade name. But the association's acquisition of Blue Vision also has consequences for self-driving vehicle technology further down the road.
"We believe we get a detailed understanding of the world is the most important requirement for creating a secure and scalable platform for self-driving, ”says Peter Ondruska, co-founder and CEO of Blue Vision Labs, in a new blog post regarding the acquisition. "Especially this technology helps the car know where they are, what is around them and what should they do on a large scale not with other technologies. We are very happy to work with Lyft to contribute to their efforts to enable the future for autonomous mobility. "
Likewise, Lyft's ongoing patent would give autonomous cars an even greater understanding of the vehicle's surroundings. Meanwhile, the technology under development at Lyft and Blue Vision seems to be intended for mobile applications such as AR functions.