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SHARED VEHICLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Abstract
A locking and holding mechanism for a personal vehicle is composed of a connection device mounted to the vehicle and a receptacle mounted to a solid fixture. The receptacle is configured to directly receive and engage the connection device of the vehicle and, once received, the vehicle is locked to the receptacle held in a stable position. The connection device easily attaches a vehicle to a dock and enables a vehicle management system to charge, lock, hold in place and monitor the vehicle's presence when docked in a charge station. When docked in a charge station, if the status of the vehicle is altered unexpectedly the vehicle is equipped with communication equipment to alert the management system that the vehicle's status has changed. The apparatus identifies a user through an ID device and/or code. A user in good standing accesses a user interface via a communication gateway to secure access to a vehicle by electronically detaching the vehicle from the dock.
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Yasuji Yui11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Sony Broadcast & Professional Research Laboratories),
Miruka Ishii3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Sony Broadcast & Professional Research Laboratories)
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...
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Jean Luc Godard1
Estimated H-index: 1
A power strip is providing including a housing coupled to a first end portion of a power supply cord, the housing having an electrical receptacle mounted thereto and connected to the power supply cord, the power supply cord having a second end connectable to a power source. A current sensor is coupled to the power supply cord between the electrical receptacle and the second end for detecting electrical current flow through the power supply cord and providing an output signal that varies in propo...
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Katsutoshi Tagami14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Honda),
Masaki Ban6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Honda),
Fumitaka Takahashi10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Honda)
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A shared vehicle rental system has a plurality of motor vehicles, a parking area for a plurality of users to rent motor vehicles therefrom and to return motor vehicles thereto, and a control center for supervising the motor vehicles. The shared vehicle rental system registers the users in a plurality of groups depending on a usage time zone in which the users use the motor vehicles, identifies registration information of the users which is recorded on IC cards of the users, and supervises the mo...
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Philip Bernard Wesby1
Estimated H-index: 1
A system for autonomously monitoring and managing consumer device assets includes a plurality of consumer device assets registered with a remote computer server platform. The remote computer server platform is configured to execute software applications for monitoring and managing the consumer device assets. The consumer device assets communicate operational status information and consumer usage information to the remote computer server platform automatically as a result of pre-programmed condit...
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Shugo Kondo12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Honda),
Masami Ogura13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Honda),
Akihiko Takei7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Honda)
When a user enters a destination using a touch panel display unit, a system control unit calculates a predicted travel distance from a present position to the destination, determines an electric vehicle having a remaining battery capacity required to travel the calculated predicted travel distance, and supplies the determined electric vehicle to the user.
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Hiroshi Murakami8
Estimated H-index: 8
(University of California, Berkeley),
Matthew James Barth13
Estimated H-index: 13
(University of California, Berkeley),
Michael D. Todd29
Estimated H-index: 29
(University of California, Berkeley)
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A shared vehicle system includes a central facility, at least one vehicle distribution port facility and a plurality or fleet of vehicles, each having a vehicle subsystem. In general, the central station and port facility and the vehicle subsystems communicate in a manner to allow a user to enter information at a port facility. That information is then communicated to the central facility, where the information is processed to select a vehicle from the fleet to allocate to the user at the port f...
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Masabumi Kawama2
Estimated H-index: 2
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正文 川間2
Estimated H-index: 2
PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an unmanned loan and return system for rental cars which makes use of a vehicle loan and return machine having a function of surely identifying a member user as the said member and detecting whether the user is in the condition to be able to loan a vehicle or not. SOLUTION: The object of loan and return use is a user holding a card which can be used for settlement, and being registered as a member and holding a member identification card 60. A head office 6 provi...
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Hannes Neupert1
Estimated H-index: 1
The invention relates to a modular vehicle system, having an electric vehicle (2, 2′), in particular a lightweight electric vehicle, and at least one module (3, 120) which can be connected to the electric vehicle (2, 2′). The electric vehicle (2, 2′) has at least one on-board power supply system (13, 101) for supplying energy to an electrical drive unit (114), one or more interfaces (4, 114) which are connected to the on-board power supply system (13, 101) and are intended for connecting at leas...
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Jeff Thramann1
Estimated H-index: 1
A solar canopy is provided where the solar canopy includes at least one photovoltaic cell to provide power. The power is used as a renewable power source for a station that comprises at least one wireless enabled processor. The wireless enabled processor detects and establishes a communication link with a mobile, wireless enabled, processor in a transmission range. Data is transmitted from the processor to the mobile wireless enabled device over the communication link where the data relates to i...
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Sheng-Nan Tsai3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Delta Electronics),
Chuang-Huan Chiu2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Delta Electronics),
Tsung-Sheng Yeh3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Delta Electronics)
... more
A distribution unit includes a main body, a first electric connector, and a power input module. The main body has a receiving part. The first electric connector is located at a first end of the receiving part. The power input module is swappable to be accommodated within the receiving part. Moreover, the power input module includes a second electric connector and a third electric connector. The second electric connector is located at a first end of the power input module for receiving an input p...
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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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Suryaprasad Jayadevappa1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Haseeb Arfath Syed1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Srinidhi Sridhar1
Estimated H-index: 1
A method and system for managing vehicles within a boundary is provided. Boundary units positioned at predetermined locations in a managing area define a boundary, within which multiple docking stations that secure the vehicles are positioned. Each docking station comprises a client component and a locking unit. The client component, in communication with a central server, allocates a vehicle to a user based on allocation criteria. The locking unit unlocks the allocated vehicle from a docking st...
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Provided is a secure and easy to use solution for bike holders to securely lock all kinds of bicycles with different frames and shapes without the need to carry a personal lock. The present system and method for bike locking securely locks the bike's frame and wheel.
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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
... more
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...
Ref 25Cited 6
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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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Ansgar Varick Strother1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Keith Ballew Porter1
Estimated H-index: 1
A system and method for bicycle sharing and rental with a rack and one or more bicycles. The rack has a base with one or more locking arm(s), wherein each locking arm has a first end secured to the base and a second end, further wherein the second end has a fixture attached. The rack does not have any closed loops, preventing unauthorized bicycles from being secured to it. The bicycles have a controllable portion of a locking mechanism and a control device, wherein the control device is configur...
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Dieter Kopp16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Alcatel-Lucent),
Klaus Stocker3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Alcatel-Lucent),
Wolfgang Templ5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Alcatel-Lucent)
An exemplary method and apparatus are provided for operating a power grid that has decentralized control elements. The decentralized control elements are adapted to interact with each other, in particular by communication. At least a part of the power grid, a control element or the interaction between control elements, in particular the communication between control elements, is monitored. When a problem in at least a part of the power grid, the control element or the interaction between control...
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