The invention relates to a device that allows an on
anywhere in the city or in its surroundings
Motor vehicle can be used without the user of the vehicle
with a provider a personal or telephone
are various forms of using non-owned motor vehicles,
such as B. in taxi or bus and shuttle service providers in public transport
Taxi always needs a chauffeur driving the vehicle
and billing the service. A bus or a shuttle vehicle
is a mass vehicle in public
Local or long-distance traffic with a licensed driver.
make it necessary for the user to become one
Place to go there to negotiate the lease and possibly
in another place to take over the vehicle and
after use again.
by virtue of
the costs associated with these vehicle uses
all service companies of this kind are not substitutes
of the private car, in order to relieve traffic-intensive zones in particular
in metropolitan areas.
In Scripture DE 199 52 232 A1
a vehicle rental system is described in which the rental vehicles are parked on a fleet. From an accommodated in a locker rental terminal, an access instrument for a desired vehicle can be removed. In the rental vehicle driving data, such as driven kilometers and gas mileage, determined and transmitted by radio to a data processing system.
In the method according to the document DE 101 37 579 A1
is a means of transport, in the practical case a bicycle parked anywhere in a city, released for use in that the bike-mounted lock code can be opened by the user by asking the opening code required for this purpose.
the user must have a mobile terminal
Establish connection to a service providing computer and a the
Transferred assigned means of transport. To
successful authentication of the reported data
the service providing computer to the terminal of the user
the required opening code.
Systems for using a rental vehicle according to the prior art
make it necessary to go either to a certain place
and / or personal or radio
Contact a rental service provider.
Invention was the object of a device for use
indicate a motor vehicle, in which the vehicle to be used
not at a specific place of a city area or
whose surroundings are visited or returned
must and at the time of a personal visit to a provider
or a phone call to the provider is not required.
Solution of the task is carried out according to the characteristics of
further claims make appropriate
Embodiments of the inventive solution.
The inventive device for using a motor vehicle, with which the complexity of a rental car and a taxi to the character of a self-drive tax summarize, has the following features:
- An input terminal attached to a self-drive taxi from which the credit card data of a vehicle user and a reader from which the vehicle user's driving license data are readable and transferable to a dispatcher center,
- A touch-screen menu system attached to the self-drive taxi and to which the vehicle functions required by the vehicle user and the end of use of the vehicle can be unlocked or the dispatcher centers can be communicated,
- - A wireless connection between the self-drive taxi and the dispatcher center, to which both the input terminal and the touch-screen menu system are connected by means of proprietary software.
is provided in an advantageous manner that the doors
of the vehicle after proper deregistration
and lock automatically after leaving the vehicle.
Costs of using the vehicle are dependent
the travel time recorded by the dispatcher center
a cashless billing system of the vehicle user can be charged.
expedient embodiment of the invention
Device is the level of the vehicle tank of the
Dispatcher control panel permanently monitored and the vehicle
if necessary, refillable by a mobile refueling service.
Position of the self-drive taxi is in an advantageous way
a satellite positioning system of the dispatcher headquarters permanently monitored, wherein
the territorial use of the self-drive taxis by fixing the
Coordinates in the satellite surveillance system is limited.
for position monitoring in the dispatcher center
monitoring of special, technically relevant parameters
Vehicle use is done in such a way that a vehicle user
at an input terminal of any location in a metropolitan area or
its environment parked vehicle with its credit card access
to the vehicle procured and at a dispatcher center by means of
his driver's license via a reader
logs on to a touch-screen menu system for use of the vehicle,
that the data read from the input terminal is transmitted by satellite
passed to the dispatcher headquarters there evaluated and stored
and so that the vehicle user is identified after that
successful identity verification of the user
provides access to the vehicle via satellite transmission
is that the user on the in-vehicle touchscreen menu system
by means of a special proprietary software needed by him
Unlocks vehicle functions and uses the vehicle as intended,
and that the vehicle user after completion of the vehicle over
the touch screen menu system via satellite transmission
the use of the vehicle as finished reported and thus the vehicle
to rent again.
should thus in particular to relieve all traffic zones and areas
contributed in a big city and for every driver's license
and credit card holders have a spontaneous flexible availability of one
Vehicle with individual mobility gain allows
for the door opening of the vehicle
a valid credit card or other cashless
Billing and identification system.
Identification of the vehicle user is via the comparison
his credit card and driver's license. The data of the
Driver's license is copied with a reader
and directly via satellite transmission in a dispatcher center
(internal monitoring center without public
Access) evaluated and archived.
of the user and complete the proprietary software
a touch screen menu system installed in the vehicle will be all
Vehicle functions unlocked.
Termination of vehicle use is also via the
satellite-controlled touchscreen menu system. The user
electronically sends the vehicle to the dispatcher center for further use
Leaving the vehicle, the car doors lock
the Dispatcher Center clears all costs
Vehicle costs as a minute unit price and are charged by the user
to pay a cashless billing system.
Tank contents of the vehicle are permanently monitored by the dispatcher center.
If the level does not meet the specifications, the vehicle becomes
locked for further use and from a mobile
Tank service filled.
The principle of self-drive is simple. The using customer needs
not more than a valid credit or debit card and a
free self-drive taxi. With a valid driving license
The driver can the vehicle within a usage zone to a
Use standard rate individually.
Territorial use of self-drive taxis can be done by setting the
Coordinates limited in the satellite monitoring system
become. Approaching the user of the corresponding territorial
Limitation, he is informed on the display.
Parking the self-drive taxi may be appropriate to each of the traffic regulations
Place in the usage zone. Billing is automatic
from the dispatcher headquarters, as the vehicle at any time via GPS under
Control is. Also, the refueling of the lost fuel takes place
mobile and is not the responsibility of the customer.
Self-drive taxi can take minutes, hours, days or weeks
used without prior booking or availability check
become. It is sufficient to use the credit card as a key
to use to access a free self-drive taxi and then over
the display query and satellite control in the vehicle the vehicle
to drive and park until it finally returns
anywhere in the demarcated usage zone and after
the rules of public transport.
An unidentified foreign use, theft or damage to the vehicle can be largely excluded because the vehicle is permanently monitored by satellite and the driving responsible for the use until the final electronic return.
for position monitoring are special technically relevant
Evaluated parameters of each vehicle.
Care, service, attitude of the vehicle fleet and billing is incumbent
the company which offers the self-drive taxi for use
and has a license.
device according to the invention is an offer,
public and individual transport options
added, and thus a completely new appearance
mobile mobility in cities and metropolitan areas
The invention is based on an embodiment with reference to the in 1 given scheme can be explained.
Customer, hereinafter referred to as Mr. User, lands on the Berliner
Tegel Airport. The procedure for using the Selbstfahrtaxis invention
is user already known. The self-drive taxi was in him
presented an advertising campaign, so that Mr. users without communication recording
is able to use a self-drive taxi.
In this case, Mr. User is looking for a self-drive taxi in the usual
Parking zones, areas and areas of the airport.
To open the vehicle, Mr. User inserts his credit card next to the driver's door into the card reader module of the input terminal (step 1). If the credit card is valid, the user will be granted access to the vehicle. With access to the vehicle, Mr. User is welcomed via the proprietary touchscreen-controlled software. The following menu items appear in chronological order on the screen, which users need to completely unlock all controls of the vehicle:
- - Language selection,
- - Request to read and archive the driver's license (Step 2),
- - Display of the usage zone and data entry for the tariff billing,
- - Activation of all controls of the vehicle.
this authorization data is transmitted by satellite to the Dispatcher headquarters, without
that a communication in the form of a typical transceiver
Exchange with Mr. User takes place.
activation for full vehicle use (step
3) Mr. user has the option of that in the software
integrated navigation and information concept. Sir
User now drives to the main train station around his business partner, the
arrived with the ICE to pick up. Both then drive to the fair
in the congress center at the Alexanderplatz. There, user parks
Selbstfahrtaxi until its further use and selects
on the touchscreen parking. Mr. user can be self-drive taxi
reopen at any time with his credit card and that
Vehicle individually within the usage zone until the final
User searches for a parking space after the end of his ride
the valid road traffic regulations. After this
Parking is the electronic return. Mr. User chooses
on the touchscreen the menu item "end use"
(Step 4). On the display, Mr. User will be the invoice amount
is displayed and can be printed out as a receipt. From the dispatcher headquarters
the accounting is carried out (step 5). After being a user
The self-drive taxi has left the vehicle locked automatically
and is available for further use.
The vehicle is permanently in satellite communication with the dispatcher center.
so that the automatic query of all necessary technical parameters,
especially the fuel level for a
necessary refueling with the location-independent refueling service
(Step 6) can be done.
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