Lyft Is exploring ways to incorporate VR and enhanced reality into your Lyft ride, according to a few TechCrunch patent applications came across today.
the first, Introduced in July 2017, in order to "provide a virtual reality transfer experience" that will respond to real-world forces and events that occur during your trip, such as sudden stop, turn and bumps on the road. Over time, the VR system will be able to predict those bumps and turns in the road.
"For example, the VR system brings the historical information of each maneuver along the way and identifies the previous inertia that transport vehicles experienced in the past for the same turns, mergers, stops, etc." "In some cases, the VR system determines (for example, calculated) the average of the previous idle forces of maneuvers along the route to predict the inert forces seen by the passenger."
From there, the virtual reality system will generate a virtual experience with virtual interactions based on the real world environment. Specifically, the virtual reality system may include, but is not limited to, virtual collisions with objects, virtual turns, virtual drops, etc. This sounds a bit daunting, but it certainly will make an unforgettable ride. Other ideas from virtual experiments are characterized by a game of lasers and flying saucers.
During your journey, Lyft imagines passengers that they can share a VR experience with people in other cars, or those waiting for pick-ups.
This is probably partly possible thanks to Lyft's acquisition of Blue Vision Labs, Startup enhanced reality, last year. For example, Blue Vision provides an integrated collaborative reality to enable people to see the same place in space.
And Lyft Request for another patent, As introduced in July, seeks to provide information to passengers using enhanced reality. This one seems less about entertainment and more about practical information.
In one example, Lyft will generate default objects to overlap the real traveler's perimeter to assist in the receiving or downloading process. Based on historical data, Lyft envisions an ideal capture location based on the current location of the passenger, traffic conditions and transport restrictions.
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