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Rental system for movable body such as vehicle
Abstract
The present invention is a movable body management system which can appropriately calculate a movable body fee according to availability etc. and flexibly and effectively allow movable bodies to be used. Each of vehicles such as cars and bicycles has a GPS capability to detect a current position of its own at a specified time interval. The system transmits information indicating the detected current position to an operating company for managing current positions of respective vehicles. When each of vehicles such as bicycles is rented out to a member and is used, the system starts measuring a traveling distance and a traveling time. When the use of the vehicle ends, the system transmits the measured traveling distance and traveling time to a server apparatus in the operating company. The operating company's server apparatus calculates the fee for settlement according to the transmitted traveling distance and traveling time.
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1999
Amos Tamam1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Arie Klebaner1
Estimated H-index: 1
A taxi meter system mounted on a taxicab for accurately computing a fare for a taxicab trip as function of time and distance is disclosed. The system provides discrimination means that eliminate the contribution to the fare that may otherwise be created by illegal means that degrade the performance of the taxi meter system.
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1993
Manfred Eckelt1
Estimated H-index: 1
A system for managing a plurality of motor vehicles that are driven by different people is provided. A parking area having an entrance and an exit is provided with a data acquisition device for controlling user access, as well as a receiver that is disposed in the vicinity of a barrier and that receives vehicle operation data that is transmitted by a transmitter that is integral with the vehicle, with this data being transmitted to a central control unit that controls the barriers, the data acqu...
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2001
Wiebren De Jonge1
Estimated H-index: 1
The TIP-system concerns a class of systems for collecting and/or disseminating information in relation to traffic, whereby information about individual persons and/or vehicles can be collected and checked on reliability (trustworthiness) in such a way that yet sufficient (privacy) protection can be offered against illegitimate tracing of individual persons and/or vehicles. Also, these systems can easily be prepared for future expansion (extensions), refinements and possible other changes. So, on...
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1997
Jonathan D. Strong1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Akron)
An automated vehicle return system wherein status information of a rented vehicle is automatically tracked during the rental period and is transmitted to a selected destination computer upon driving the vehicle into a return area. Electronic vehicle monitoring circuitry is tied to existing components within the vehicle to keep track of the status of the vehicle during the rental period. The status information includes, miles driven, fuel level, pick up time, drop off time, wear and tear on the v...
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2002
Dean R. Devolpi1
Estimated H-index: 1
An unattended bicycle rental and security system, utilizing bi-directional communications with data verification between the individual bicycles and the system is provided which is equipped with an alarm, and can individually identify a number of bicycles and attribute their rental with corresponding customers. The unattended bicycle rental and security system is able to identify if a rental bicycle has sustained an impact during a rental that is sufficient to damage it and identify the customer...
29 Citations Source
2002
Eric Meunier1
Estimated H-index: 1
The present invention concerns an automated vehicle rental system for a fleet of rental vehicles, where the vehicles are geographically distributed and normally locked when not rented. At least one of the vehicles, when not in use, is parked in an unguarded location. The system has a vehicle communications unit for enabling communication to and from the vehicle, user-carried electronic devices, or other readers, and for interfacing with the user. An on-board unit (OBU) is located on each of the ...
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2001
Stephen Lang Dickerson4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Georgia Tech Research Institute)
A communications and computing based urban transit system based on digital cellular communication, GPS locating technology, and digital computers to provide real-time command and control of passengers and vehicles with the objective of minimizing the social costs of urban transportation.
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2000
Hideki Hashimoto30
Estimated H-index: 30
(Honda)
The apparatus for managing the entry and exit of a shared vehicle, comprises: a vehicle position detector provided in the shared vehicle; a position determining device for determining whether the position of the shared vehicle is within an entrance area of a parking lot, based on the vehicle position information provided by the vehicle position detector; an arrival determining device for determining whether a main switch of the shared vehicle has been turned off within the entrance area; a retur...
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2001
Frank E. Bunn1
Estimated H-index: 1
A system for managing a fleet of vehicles, which system comprises a central controller; a local controller for each vehicle: including a wireless communication interface for communication with said central controller; a geo-location device located in said vehicle for providing current geo-location information of said vehicle to said local controller; an interface associated with said central controller for inputting fleet management requests to said central controller; and an output device assoc...
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1997
Joshua H. M. Squire1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Yuval Degani1
Estimated H-index: 1
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David Blakeman1
Estimated H-index: 1
An unattended, automated bicycle rental system utilizes a bicycle rental station having a locking bicycle rack and a control tower. The bicycle rack has an inventory of rental bicycles of non standard size as inventory and the bicycles are locked in place on the rack in distinct bicycle-receiving bays. The control tower incudes a credit card reader that unlocks a specific bicycle from its bay upon insertion of a bank or credit card and begins timing the period of time in which the bicycle is awa...
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2004
Noboru Mawatari1
Estimated H-index: 1
A rent-a-car management apparatus includes a storage unit for storing rent-a-car identification information and return due-time-and-date information in association with each other. Information concerning a current position of a car which matches the rent-a-car identification number of a rent-a-car record read from the storage unit is obtained. Based on the information concerning the current position and information concerning a predetermined rent-a-car return place, a return traveling time requi...
9 Citations Source
2007
Gregory Mikituk Kowalski1
Estimated H-index: 1
Methods and systems for controlling vehicular traffic flow in a transport system are provided. The method includes defining a plurality of queues through the transport system, assigning each of a plurality of vehicles into one of the plurality of queues, determining a number of vehicles in each queue and a period of time each vehicle remains in the queue, and permitting traffic flow in at least one queue that facilitates reducing the congestion of the plurality of queues.
24 Citations Source
2012
Jian-hui Li1
Estimated H-index: 1
A system and method for vehicle rental management generates and displays a park identification (ID) number configurable to change periodically. The method further receives a first message containing a vehicle ID number of a vehicle from a mobile phone, sends a unlock code for unlocking the vehicle to the mobile phone. The method receives a second message containing the vehicle ID number and a park ID number from the mobile phone, and sends a lock signal to the second communication module to lock...
8 Citations Source
2013
Joon Kyu Song5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Mando Corporation)
Disclosed herein are a bicycle rental system and method. The bicycle rental system includes a public bicycle (10), a bicycle holder (20), a bicycle management server which transmits rental approval information and return confirmation information to the outside, and a user terminal which is provided to be capable of performing wireless communicate with the public bicycle (10), is linked to the bicycle management server via a network, is provided with identification information of the public bicyc...
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2007
Kenichi Komatsu3
Estimated H-index: 3
(NEC)
A mileage service system using location information of a mobile communication terminal and a method thereof, capable of providing a user with a mileage service according to a travel distance are provided, in order for an information provider of the service industry or the like to differentiate a service to the user from a distance. A server 300 obtains location information, which a mobile communication terminal 100 detects by a detecting unit, by an obtaining unit, calculates a distance between ...
3 Citations Source
2012
Kim Fajstrup Axelsen1
Estimated H-index: 1
The invention pertains to a bicycle rental system comprising: A bicycle storage station comprising a plurality of bicycle stands for supporting and locking bicycles, each bicycle stand comprising a lock configured to open at the receipt of a command signal, a portable communication device configured for sending a control message representing a specific bicycle stand of the plurality of bicycle stands and said portable communication device, and a central computer. The central computer comprises a...
19 Citations Source
2012
John Robert Van Wiemeersch17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Ford Motor Company),
Robert Bruce Kleve13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Ford Motor Company)
In a first illustrative embodiment, a processor operably programmed and configured to receive input defining one or more vehicle parameters to monitor and control during a vehicle rental. The processor may monitor and control the vehicle parameters during a vehicle rental period starting when an authorized user keylessly activates a vehicle during a defined start time. The processor may control driver behavior by limiting vehicle performance based on a predefined threshold of one or more vehicle...
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2013
Chun-Yen Chen1
Estimated H-index: 1
(IBM),
Jian-ren Chen1
Estimated H-index: 1
(IBM)
+ 1 AuthorsJune-ray Lin1
Estimated H-index: 1
(IBM)
Device and method for implementing a vehicle sharing reward program. The present invention provides for a cost-sharing plan where two or more constituencies share the rental cost associated with a user who rents a shared vehicle in a vehicle sharing program. This results in a reimbursement of the rental cost to the user. When enrolling in the vehicle sharing reward program, the user is given a health prescription to adhere to on any trip taken while using a shared vehicle. On a selected travel r...
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2002
Koichi Ogura5
Estimated H-index: 5
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Toshiyasu Watanabe4
Estimated H-index: 4
+ 1 AuthorsNaoki Terada2
Estimated H-index: 2
A vehicle rental managing device, a vehicle rental reservation terminal, a vehicle rental managing system, and a vehicle rental managing method for managing vehicles to be lent to users, which are suitable for enhancing the use of vehicles from a port having an excess number to a port having a deficient number of the vehicles in order to eliminate maldistribution of the vehicles. The vehicle rental managing unit includes a vehicle excess-deficiency determination unit which determines an excess o...
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2005
Takashi Eguchi1
Estimated H-index: 1
A warning system for providing a warning indication to a vehicle driver includes a power position detection means (20) for detecting a vehicle power position, gear shift position detection means (60, 61) for detecting a vehicle gear shift position, alighting detection means (20) for detecting the driver's preparations for alighting from the vehicle, and power position warning means (20) for outputting a power position warning indication. The device is operable to provide the power position warni...
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