Lyft had five patents in future of work during Q1 2024. Lyft Inc’s patent filed in Q1 2024 involves a method for determining optimal pick-up and drop-off locations for vehicles based on sensor data capturing physical characteristics of an area. The method calculates viability values for each location, ranks them accordingly, and presents selectable locations on a computing device for users. GlobalData’s report on Lyft gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Lyft grant share with future of work as a theme is 80% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Evaluating and presenting pick-up and drop-off locations in a situational awareness view of an autonomous vehicle (Patent ID: US20240077327A1)

The patent filed by Lyft Inc. describes a method that involves determining available locations for a vehicle to pick up or drop off a user based on sensor data capturing physical characteristics of the area. Viability values are calculated for these locations, ranking them accordingly. Instructions are then sent to a computing device to display selectable locations based on this ranking, with higher viability locations prioritized.

The method also includes features such as ensuring the presented selectable locations meet a viability threshold, instructing the vehicle to travel to the highest-ranked location, adjusting rankings based on user-selected locations, and presenting selectable locations with different graphical representations. Additionally, the viability values can be calculated based on historical data or characterization values indicating feasibility for pick-up or drop-off. The patent also covers a system with processors and storage media to execute these operations, ensuring efficient and optimized user pick-up and drop-off locations based on sensor data and historical information.

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