Google patents pickup location finder for self-driving cars

first_imgDavid Curry Tags:#Autonomous car#driverless#featured#Google#patent#rideshare#Self-Driving#taxi#top#Uber#Waymo Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Related Posts center_img 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Google’s self-driving division is one step closer to launching a ridesharing service, now that it has patented an accurate location pickup finder for autonomous vehicles.The patent, first spotted by Patent Yogi, shows a concept app that finds the nearest location for pickup, taking the user’s current location into account. Once the user chooses a location, a self-driving vehicle is deployed to drive them to a destination.See Also: Google’s Waymo self-driving cars kept offline to avoid hackersGoogle filed the patent in 2015 and published it in December 2016. The search giant worries that some urban zones won’t be accessible for self-driving vehicles, meaning it will need a location finder to recommend the best pickup spots.The location finder updates every few minutes to check road conditions and emergency service activity, providing the rider with the fastest route. It uses Google Maps to check for available locations.The patent, like thousands of others from Google, could be unused, although it does show the company is interested in building a ridesharing platform. That should worry Uber, the dominant ridesharing platform, which is also working on self-driving taxis.Waymo already racking up the milesWaymo, Google’s car division, has over 150 cars on the road, including 100 modified Fiat Chrysler minivans. It tests the cars in San Francisco, Kirkland, Phoenix, and Austin.The division has not made public any plans to launch a ridesharing service, although Waze, Google’s other navigation platform, already includes the feature in San Francisco. Waymo may look to incorporate its self-driving cars into the ridesharing service, or launch its own in the near future.The autonomous car race is heating up, with BMW recently confirming that the 40,000 participants in its ReachNow carsharing service will be self-driving beta testers. Uber also confirmed the location for its autonomous research center, in Wixom, Michigan. IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A…last_img read more

Salah backs Liverpool to end trophyless run

first_imgMohamed Salah has set his sights on winning his first piece of silverware at Liverpool, putting aside individual accolades.Salah was phenomenal last season as he netted 44 times and helped Liverpool progress all the way to the Champions League final on his first season at Anfield, but lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in Kiev thanks to Karius’ gaffes.2006 was the last time Liverpool lifted a trophy. They beat West Ham United on penalties in the FA Cup final at Wembley, and it’s been 28 years since they last won a league title.Ahead of the Merseyside derby on Sunday, the Egypt international believes it’s time Liverpool end their six-year trophyless run.“My target last season was not only to break the [goalscoring] record but also to win something with the club,” Salah told Sky Sports.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“We were very close in the Champions League final but this is football, we have to accept the result.“This time also I can’t say my individual one but my target now is to win something for the club.“This would be huge for us as a team and as players.“It’s also a dream for the city and for the fans. I think this season we are going to do something.”last_img read more