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USER-DISTRIBUTED SHARED VEHICLE SYSTEM
Abstract
A vehicle resource load in a shared-vehicle system 100 is balanced. A central home-station 104 is provided and allocated a number of vehicles 102. A number of day-stations 106 are associated with the central home-station 104 with facilities for docking and reenergizing the vehicles 102. The vehicles 102 are distributed to one or more of the day stations 106 via operation by distribution-users 108 with journeys originating from the central home-station 104 and terminating at the day-stations 106. The vehicles 102 are provided for limited term use by day-users 110 at the day-stations 106 with a requirement that the vehicles 102 be returned to the day-stations 106 by the end of a respective limited term. The vehicles 102 are returned to the central home-station 104 upon expiration of the limited term use via operation by the distribution-users 108 with journeys originating from the day-stations 106 and terminating at the central home-station 104.
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Andrew John Vogelsang1
Estimated H-index: 1
A system and method are disclosed for monitoring motor vehicle movement parameters, such as speed, location and acceleration, for assessing the driving habits of inexperienced drivers and rewarding good driving habits or punishing poor driving habits in order to reduce speed-related driving accidents. The system includes a hand-held, self-contained, portable device capable of being securely mounted to or locked on or within a motor vehicle and capable of sensing the instantaneous speed of the ve...
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Minoru Kobayashi1
Estimated H-index: 1
The invention provides a dynamic fee system usable in a vehicle sharing system. The system adjusts the applicable fees based on vehicle inventory at multi-port parking facilities. The system includes determining when a vehicle inventory at a port facility is optimal at a vehicle departure or destination port. Optimal inventory is when the number of vehicles contained with the port balance user demand and/or vehicle inventory is at neither a deficit nor a surplus at a port facility. Once an optim...
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Steven Patrick Gutmann1
Estimated H-index: 1
Disclosed herein are vehicle-sharing systems and methods that reduce the need for private vehicle ownership by individuals and/or entities. The systems and methods utilize a pool of vehicles available for hire; at least one collection point at which the vehicles are issued; a central reservation system; and a system to verify user identify and reservation status wherein the system receives identifying information from a potential user, communicates the identifying information to the central rese...
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Israel Hirshberg1
Estimated H-index: 1
A highly automated car-rental system based on a specially equipped fleet of cars for hire and one or more control stations. An authorized subscriber can enter any car of the fleet which is free for hire at any location, and use it for a desired period of time, parking it at the end of the hire period at any authorized parking place. Cars are equipped with customer, identification means, means enabling use of tile car or refusing such use, monitoring means for the main subsystems and other parame...
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Kenji Kawaguchi11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Honda),
Masayuki Toriyama13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Honda)
A remaining battery energy indicating instrument with a reduced integration error even if a battery is repeatedly charged and discharged without being fully discharged. A remaining battery energy indicating instrument has a detecting member for detecting a predetermined discharged time and a predetermined fully charged time of a battery for storing electric energy, an integrating member for integrating electric energy which has been charged and discharged, while regarding as an integrated value ...
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Koichi Ogura5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Honda),
Kazuhiro Nakamura9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Honda),
Toshiyasu Watanabe4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Honda)
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A shared vehicle distribution instruction apparatus instructs the movement of shared vehicles between ports appropriately. When instructions are issued to personnel 8 to move a shared vehicle 2 so that bias does not occur in the number of parked shared vehicles 2 between a plurality of ports, first a vehicle administration apparatus 1 a, in order to ascertain accurately an excess or lack status of shared vehicles 2 for each port, estimates the number of shared vehicles 2 parked at each port afte...
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Wolfgang Rentsch1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Olaf Pohl1
Estimated H-index: 1
The tachometer includes a microphone for disposition next to the exhaust of the vehicle and an accelerometer for disposition adjacent to its engine. A selected one of the outputs is connected to an ADC which provides digital samples to a central processing unit. Also, the ripple from the battery is sampled and provided to the CPU. The CPU calculates a constant representing the relationship of the frequencies of the ripple samples and the mechanical samples and responds to the ripple samples and ...
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Koichi Ogura5
Estimated H-index: 5
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Toshiyasu Watanabe4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Shunji Yano10
Estimated H-index: 10
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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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Lewis C. Read1
Estimated H-index: 1
A system and method of use for a viable alternative to private vehicles in urban areas is described. The system may include a number of vehicles, a number of checkout locations employing different technology according to specific geographic features of the location and a central computer system operatively coupled to the checkout locations and the vehicles at these locations which actively monitors the use of the vehicles in real-time. The system also includes demand predicting software operativ...
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Koichi Ogura5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Honda),
Toshiyasu Watanabe4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Honda),
Shunji Yano10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Honda)
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Rafi Finegold1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Jonathan Wolfe2
Estimated H-index: 2
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Lesley Mottla2
Estimated H-index: 2
A method, apparatus and computer program product for providing late return detection of a shared vehicle is presented. A computer system determines an end time of a first reservation of a shared vehicle by a first member of a vehicle sharing service. Then a location of the shared vehicle is determined at a first predetermined time before the end time of the first reservation. Based on the end time of the first reservation and the location of the shared vehicle, a potential late return of the sha...
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Clément Lambrinos4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Augustin Aymeric1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Raphaël Barrois4
Estimated H-index: 4
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The invention relates to a method for connecting/disconnecting an electric vehicle to/from a charging terminal, which includes at least one sensor arranged to detect the state of at least one element of said charging terminal, said method including at least one iteration of the following steps: measuring at least one value of at least one parameter by said sensor; comparing the value of said parameter with at least one predetermined value; and transmitting at least one datum, referred to as a no...
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Jin-soo Kyoung1
Estimated H-index: 1
(KT Corporation)
The disclosure is related to a battery management of an electric vehicle. Particularly, the disclosure relates to performing the battery management according to a ‘state of charge’ (SOC) management condition predetermined for an electric vehicle battery.
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Clément Lambrinos4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Yousra Chebbi4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Aymeric Augustin4
Estimated H-index: 4
... more
The invention relates to a method (100) for managing vehicles offered for rental in a site, termed the rental site, comprising a plurality of vehicles, said method comprising the following steps: —identification (102) of a user with the aid of at least one identification datum, and —selection (120) of a vehicle from among said plurality of vehicles as a function of at least one predetermined criterion, termed the attribution criterion, and of data (D) relating to each of the vehicles of said plu...
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Francis Aaron4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Julien Rouyer3
Estimated H-index: 3
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Sandrine Ressayre3
Estimated H-index: 3
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The invention relates to a method (200) for managing parking spaces in the context of automated rental of vehicles offered for rent at a plurality of so-called rental sites, each of said rental sites including at least one parking space, said method (200) being characterized in that it includes the following steps for at least one rental site: determining (202) a so-called availability data item relating to the existence or non-existence of an available parking space at said rental site, transmi...
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Mark Aleksandar Jotanovic4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America)
An intelligent driving range system for a vehicle for automatically communicating a one-way driving range or a two-way (i.e. round-trip) driving range to a user of the vehicle. The driving range system utilizes a processor for determining whether to select the one-way distance range or the two-way distance range for communication. The processor determines the current driving range and may interface with a vehicle positioning system or navigation components for determining the current location of...
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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...
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Young-An Cho1
Estimated H-index: 1
(KT Corporation)
The disclosure is related to managing an electric vehicle return process based on whether a return condition associated with an electric charging of a returned electric vehicle is satisfied. Furthermore, a benefit or a penalty may be given to a corresponding user according to whether the return condition associated with an electric charging is satisfied.
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Jin-soo Kyoung1
Estimated H-index: 1
(KT Corporation)
The disclosure is related to managing a charging reservation of an electric vehicle. Particularly, the disclosure relates to managing an electric vehicle charging reservation based on at least one of a requested charging amount and a remaining battery power amount.
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Francis Aaron4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Clément Lambrinos4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Yousra Chebbi4
Estimated H-index: 4
... more
The invention relates to a method for reserving a parking space for a vehicle at a remote site also known as a rental site, in the context of automated vehicle rental, said method including a so-called reservation phase (200) including the following steps: determining (204-208) a so-called available remote rental site, in which a parking space is available, sending (214) a reservation request for a parking space in said available remote rental site, said reservation request including an identifi...
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