This was a very interesting BUZZ that I found today and wanted to share with you.
Originally posted on: https://vrscout.com/news
Calling a Lyft driver is a pretty simple task. You open up the app, make a
Behind the scenes, however, there are six years of accumulated data-rich information that, from Lyft’s perspective, could be used to transform the current rideshare experience.
Two patents, in particular, indicate Lyft’s exploration of AR and VR technology as part of their potential business model.
One patent titled ‘Providing Information To Users of A Transportation System Using AR Elements’, focuses on helping Lyft drivers locate their next client through digital information such as arrows for turn-by-turn navigation,
along with 3D images that depict zones called “drop-off/pick-up location” or “no drop-off/pick-up”, which are determined through customer feedback that Lyft has collected since they first started offering rides.
If you’ve ever used a service like Lyft or Uber, odds are at one point you’ve received a call from your driver who is unable to find you due to a congested pickup point, such as an airport or concert venue.
AR could assist by giving drivers the ability to pick you out of a crowd. You could also use your own smartphone or any type of wearable AR device to find them yourself.
Lyft drivers would access this information through an AR headset, such as a Microsoft HoloLens, Google Glass, or Magic Leap, which would place the digital content directly in the view of the Lyft driver, or through an AR -enabled smartphone.
The second patent, titled ‘Providing A VR Transportation Experience’, focuses on entertainment by immersing passengers in VR experiences that react to the movement of the vehicle; turning,
stopping, bumps in the road, or speeding up would translate to motions in the game world, delivering a deeper sense of immersion as passengers actually feel their virtual spaceship accelerate or digital race car make a hard stop.
The concept behind Lyft’s VR sounds very similar to Audi’s own backseat VR entertainment system,
Audi’s platform also revolves around utilizing real-world motions from the vehicle in-game. According to the
This will most likely be made possible through Lyft’s recent $72 Million dollar purchase of Blue Vision Labs, an AR startup that gives people the ability to collaborate through a shared AR experience.
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