JP2014048081A - Rendezvous support apparatus - Google Patents

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JP2014048081A
JP2014048081A JP2012189472A JP2012189472A JP2014048081A JP 2014048081 A JP2014048081 A JP 2014048081A JP 2012189472 A JP2012189472 A JP 2012189472A JP 2012189472 A JP2012189472 A JP 2012189472A JP 2014048081 A JP2014048081 A JP 2014048081A
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Ryuichi Omae
隆一 大前
Mitsuo Shitaya
光生 下谷
Hidekazu Arita
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A meeting point that is more suitable for a user of a navigation device having a high priority is set.
A meeting support apparatus obtains an expected movement route of a first navigation apparatus based on map data and a movement schedule of the first navigation apparatus, and predicts the first navigation apparatus from a plurality of meeting spots. Select the one close to the travel route and decide as a meeting point (common destination). Information on the determined meeting point is notified to the first navigation device 10 and the second navigation device 20, and is set to each destination.
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  The present invention relates to a meeting support device for setting a common destination in order to guide a plurality of navigation devices to the same place.

  Navigation technology performs guidance by finding an optimal route for a moving body to reach a destination. In general, there is only one moving body to be guided, and the position of the destination is stationary. is there.

  For example, if the first navigation device sets the position of the second navigation device as the destination, the first navigation device is guided to the position of the second navigation device. Theoretically, it can be used for meeting the user of the first navigation device and the user of the second navigation device. However, since the second navigation device is mounted on the moving body, its position is not fixed. If the position of the second navigation device set as the destination moves, the route is recalculated many times in the first navigation device, and the calculation load on the first navigation device becomes very large. In addition, the route through which the user of the first navigation device passes before the user of the first navigation device joins the user of the second navigation device is not always optimal.

  Patent Document 1 below discloses a navigation system that obtains a route from each starting point of a plurality of vehicles to one destination, and determines a meeting point based on a merging point of each route. In addition, it has been proposed that the navigation system has information on points suitable for meeting (for example, restaurants, convenience stores, etc.) and the meeting point is selected from them. Furthermore, a “priority mode” has been proposed in which a specific vehicle is given priority conditions so that it can be easily moved to the meeting point, and the meeting point is selected.

Japanese Patent Laid-Open No. 10-281882

  The technology of Patent Document 1 is based on the premise that a plurality of moving bodies (vehicles) are headed to a destination different from the meeting point, and the user of each moving body needs to make a prior agreement with the destination. In general, although the route through which the destination is the same varies depending on the individual, the route search in the navigation system of Patent Document 1 does not take such personal circumstances into consideration. Therefore, even if the “priority mode” described above is used, a suitable place that matches the schedule and preferences of a user with high priority is not always selected as the meeting point.

  The present invention has been made in order to solve the above-described problems, and an object thereof is to provide a meeting support apparatus that can set a more suitable meeting point for a user of a navigation apparatus having a high priority. To do.

  A meeting support apparatus according to the present invention is a meeting support apparatus that sets a common destination in the first navigation apparatus and the second navigation apparatus, and includes a map data storage unit storing map data, and a map represented by the map data A meeting spot storage unit that stores information on a plurality of meeting spots existing above, an information acquisition unit that acquires a movement schedule of the first navigation device from the first navigation device, movement of map data and the first navigation device Based on the schedule, the expected movement route of the first navigation device is obtained, and the one close to the expected movement route of the first navigation device is selected from a plurality of meeting spots and determined as a common destination. First navigation device and second navigation for destination It is intended and a destination determining unit to be notified to the location.

  According to the present invention, as a common destination (meeting point) of the first navigation device and the second navigation device, a place close to the expected movement route obtained based on the movement schedule of the first navigation device is selected. A meeting point suitable for the user of the first navigation device can be set. In addition, it is not necessary for each user of the first navigation device and the second navigation device to contact the destination in advance.

It is a figure which shows the structure of the waiting assistance system which concerns on Embodiment 1. FIG. 6 is a diagram illustrating a specific example of destination determination processing according to Embodiment 1. FIG. FIG. 4 is a sequence diagram illustrating an operation of the meeting support system according to the first embodiment. 3 is a flowchart showing a destination determination process in the first embodiment. FIG. 10 is a diagram for explaining a modification of the destination determination process in the first embodiment. FIG. 11 is a diagram showing a specific example of destination determination processing in the second embodiment. FIG. 10 is a sequence diagram illustrating an operation of the meeting support system according to the second embodiment. 10 is a flowchart showing delivery person departure place determination processing in the second embodiment. 14 is a flowchart showing the operation of the first navigation device according to the destination resetting process in the third embodiment. 10 is a flowchart showing the operation of the waiting support device according to the destination resetting process in the third embodiment. 14 is a flowchart showing the operation of the second navigation device according to the destination resetting process in the third embodiment. It is a figure which shows the structure of the waiting assistance system which concerns on Embodiment 4. FIG. It is a figure which shows the structure of the waiting assistance system which concerns on Embodiment 5. FIG.

<Embodiment 1>
FIG. 1 is a diagram showing a configuration of a waiting support system according to Embodiment 1 of the present invention. The waiting support system of the present invention sets a common destination for each navigation device in order to guide a plurality of navigation devices to a waiting point.

  In the system, one of a plurality of navigation devices is defined as a master device having a high priority, and the other is defined as a slave device that follows the master device. Further, as the common destination, a place suitable for the user of the master device is selected. In this embodiment, for the sake of simplicity of explanation, an example in the case where a common destination is set for two navigation devices is shown.

  As shown in FIG. 1, the meeting support system according to the first embodiment includes a first navigation device 10, a second navigation device 20, and a server 30 that includes a meeting support device 40, and these are communication devices. Communication with each other via the network 50 is possible. Here, the server 30 is installed in a store that performs product delivery work, and the user of the first navigation device 10 is an orderer who orders delivery of the product to the store and a recipient of the product, It is assumed that the user of the second navigation device 20 is a delivery person who delivers goods from the store to the recipient.

  In this case, the recipient's first navigation device 10 becomes the master device, and the delivery person's second navigation device 20 becomes the slave device. Below, the 1st navigation apparatus 10 and the 2nd navigation apparatus 20 are demonstrated supposing that it is portable apparatuses, such as a mobile telephone and a smart phone which have a navigation function, However, They may be a vehicle-mounted navigation apparatus. Although not shown in FIG. 1, the first navigation device 10 and the second navigation device 20 have means for specifying their own position, such as a GPS (Global Positioning System) receiver and a direction sensor. Have.

  The first navigation device 10 includes a communication unit 11, an order processing unit 12, a schedule storage unit 13, a movement history storage unit 14, a map data storage unit 15, a route calculation unit 16, a guidance processing unit 17, and a control unit 18. .

  The communication unit 11 has a function of communicating with the second navigation device 20 and the server 30 via the communication network 50. The order processing unit 12 has a function of ordering a product from a store to which the server 30 belongs by a user operation.

  The schedule storage unit 13 has a function of storing a schedule of the user of the first navigation device 10. The schedule stored in the schedule storage unit 13 includes information on the user's stopover destination, and the movement schedule of the first navigation device 10 can be known by referring to this. The movement history storage unit 14 has a function of storing a history of a route (movement history) that the first navigation device 10 has passed in the past.

  The map data storage unit 15 stores digitized map data such as “node” data representing points on the map and “link” data representing roads connecting the nodes. The route calculation unit 16 has a route search function for obtaining a route between two points on the map data, and is mainly used for obtaining a route from the current position to the destination. The guidance processing unit 17 has a function of guiding the user according to the route obtained by the route calculation unit 16 by using voice and images. The control unit 18 has a function of comprehensively controlling the operation of each component of the first navigation device 10.

  The second navigation device 20 includes a communication unit 21, a map data storage unit 22, a route calculation unit 23, a guidance processing unit 24, and a control unit 25. These include functions corresponding to the communication unit 11, the map data storage unit 15, the route calculation unit 16, the guidance processing unit 17, and the control unit 18 of the first navigation device 10.

  That is, the communication unit 21 has a function of performing communication with the first navigation device 10 and the server 30 via the communication network 50. The map data storage unit 22 stores digitized map data. The route calculation unit 23 has a route search function for obtaining a route between two points on the map data. The guidance processing unit 24 has a function of providing guidance to the user according to the route obtained by the route calculation unit 23 using voice and images. Further, the control unit 25 has a function of comprehensively controlling the operation of each component of the second navigation device 20.

  The server 30 includes a communication unit 31, an order processing unit 32, a store information storage unit 33, an inventory information storage unit 34, a control unit 35, and a waiting support device 40.

  The communication unit 31 has a function of communicating with the first navigation device 10 and the second navigation device 20 via the communication network 50. The order processing unit 32 has a function of performing order processing such as inventory confirmation and delivery staff arrangement in response to an order for a product from the first navigation device 10. The store information storage unit 33 stores position information of each store that is a shipping source of the product. The inventory information storage unit 34 stores inventory information of products at each store. Further, the control unit 35 has a function of comprehensively controlling the operation of each component of the server 30.

  The meeting support device 40 has a function of setting a common destination as a meeting point between the first navigation device 10 and the second navigation device 20. The meeting support device 40 includes a map data storage unit 41, a meeting spot storage unit 42, an auxiliary information storage unit 43, an information acquisition unit 44, and a destination determination unit 45.

  The map data storage unit 41 stores digitized map data. The meeting spot storage unit 42 stores information including the positions of a plurality of “meeting spots” existing on the map represented by the map data. The “meeting spot” is a point that is generally used as a meeting place, and is, for example, a convenience store, a building entrance / exit, or a station ticket gate.

  The auxiliary information storage unit 43 stores information (auxiliary information) used in an auxiliary manner in the process of determining the meeting point between the first navigation device 10 and the second navigation device 20. The auxiliary information is information that affects selection of a preferred meeting point, and representative information includes weather information and traffic information. For example, when it rains, it is preferable to select a place with a roof as a meeting point. In addition, when traveling by car, it is preferable to select a place where the user can go without passing through a congested road as the meeting point.

  The information acquisition unit 44 is stored from the first navigation device 10 through the communication unit 31 into the schedule (movement schedule of the first navigation device 10) stored in the schedule storage unit 13 and the movement history storage unit 14. It has a function to acquire the movement history. The information acquisition unit 44 further receives weather information and traffic information as auxiliary information through the communication unit 31 or a TMC (Traffic Message Channel) receiver (not shown) or a VICS (Vehicle Information and Communications System) (registered trademark) receiver. It also has a function of acquiring and storing in the auxiliary information storage unit 43.

  The destination determination unit 45 determines the meeting point between the first navigation device 10 and the second navigation device 20 based on the map data, the movement schedule and movement history of the first navigation device 10, information on the meeting spot, and auxiliary information. It has a function to determine a common destination. The destination determination unit 45 also has a function of notifying the first navigation device 10 and the second navigation device 20 of the determined common destination information through the communication unit 31.

  In the first embodiment, as shown in FIG. 2, there is only one store T as a departure place from which goods are delivered, and the meeting spot storage unit 42 of the meeting support device 40 has a meeting spot in this area as a meeting spot. Assume that eight locations M1 to M8 are stored.

  Hereinafter, the operation of the meeting support system according to the first embodiment will be described with reference to FIG. FIG. 3 is a sequence diagram showing the operation.

  First, the user of the first navigation device (first navigation device) 10 becomes an orderer, and uses the order processing unit 12 to perform product order processing by communication with the server 30 (step S11). At this time, the user of the first navigation apparatus 10 designates the order item and designates the desired receipt date and time (reception date and receipt time) with himself / herself as the recipient. In the following description, “orderer” and “recipient” refer to the user of the first navigation device 10. The “delivery person” indicates a user of the second navigation device (second navigation device) 20.

  The server 30 receives the order item from the first navigation device 10 and information on the receipt date and time, and the order receiving process by the order receiving processing unit 32 is performed (step S31). The order processing unit 32 refers to the inventory information stored in the inventory information storage unit 34, and notifies the first navigation apparatus 10 of the recipient that the order has been received if there is inventory (order completion notification). Send.

  When the first navigation device 10 receives the order completion notification, the first navigation device 10 stores the recipient's schedule stored in the schedule storage unit 13 before and after the reception time and the first navigation stored in the movement history storage unit 14. The movement history of the device 10 (recipient movement history) is transmitted to the server 30. Information on the schedule and the movement history is acquired by the information acquisition unit 44 of the meeting support device 40.

  Subsequently, the destination determination unit 45 of the meeting support device 40 includes the map data stored in the map data storage unit 41, the recipient's schedule and movement history acquired by the information acquisition unit 44, and the auxiliary information storage unit. 43, which is common to both the first navigation device 10 and the second navigation device 20, that is, a meeting point where the delivery person delivers the ordered item to the recipient using the auxiliary information (weather information and traffic information). A destination is determined (step S32).

  FIG. 4 is a flowchart showing details of the destination determination process in step S32. In the destination determination process, the destination determination unit 45 acquires the reception date and time, the recipient schedule, the recipient movement history, and auxiliary information designated by the recipient (steps S321 to S324).

  Thereafter, based on the information and map data, the position of the recipient at the receipt time is predicted (step S325).

  Specifically, first, a place where the recipient stops before and after the receipt time is identified from the recipient's schedule, and a route (predicted movement route) expected to be taken by the recipient during the movement is obtained. The expected travel route may basically be the shortest route between the stop before the reception time and the stop after the reception time. However, if it is found from the past movement history of the recipient that there is another route with a high passing frequency between the two stopover destinations, that route is preferentially set as the predicted movement route. It is common for people to go unintentionally through a fixed route, and it is possible that they have a habit of stopping at a specific place that is not recorded as a schedule (for example, a store or a vending machine). By adding this movement history, a more reliable predicted movement route can be obtained. In the example of FIG. 2, it is assumed that the expected movement route R1 of the recipient is obtained.

  The destination determination unit 45 specifies the expected position of the recipient at the receipt time on the expected movement route of the recipient. The expected position of the recipient at the receipt time is, for example, from the ratio of the time from the scheduled departure time of the stop before the receipt time to the receipt time and the time from the receipt time to the scheduled arrival time after that Can be sought. In the example of FIG. 2, it is assumed that the expected position P1 (white x) of the recipient at the time of receipt is obtained.

  Returning to FIG. 4, the destination determination unit 45 selects a candidate near the recipient's and delivery person's meeting point from among a plurality of meeting spots stored in the meeting spot storage unit 42. As a result, one or more are extracted (step S326).

  The definition method of “meeting spot close to the expected position of the recipient” is, for example, the method of defining “meeting spot within a predetermined distance from the expected position of the recipient” or “the closest spot from the expected position of the recipient” A method of defining as “a predetermined number of waiting spots counting from” can be considered. In an area where the density of meeting spots is high, the former method may be used so that many candidates for meeting points can be obtained. However, if the meeting spot is not found within a predetermined distance in an area where the density of the meeting spots is low, the latter method or the “predetermined distance” of the former method may be increased.

  In the example of FIG. 2, meeting spots M3 to M6 within a predetermined distance (within a broken line circle) from the expected position P1 of the recipient at the reception time are extracted from the meeting spots M1 to M8 as candidates for the meeting point. Yes.

  Finally, the destination determining unit 45 selects one of the meeting spots (candidate meeting points) extracted in step S326 as an actual meeting point, and determines it as a common destination. (Step S327). The meeting point to be selected is basically the one closest to the expected position of the recipient at the receipt time, but auxiliary information such as weather information and traffic information is taken into consideration when making the selection. For example, in rainy weather, you can preferentially select a meeting spot with a roof, or when there is a traffic disturbance such as traffic jam on the surrounding road, you can preferentially select a meeting spot where the recipient can arrive avoiding it. To do. As a result, a more appropriate meeting point is selected.

  In the example of FIG. 2, the meeting spot M4 closest to the expected position P1 of the recipient at the receipt time among the meeting spots M3 to M6 extracted in step S326 is the meeting point P12 (common to the recipient and the delivery person). Destination) is selected.

  Returning to FIG. 3, when the destination determination process (step S <b> 32) is completed, the destination determination unit 45 uses the communication unit 31 to each of the first navigation device 10 of the recipient and the second navigation device 20 of the delivery person. In addition, a common destination as a meeting point and a time (arrival designated time) to arrive at the destination are notified. The designated arrival time is a so-called “waiting time”, and the receipt date and time designated by the orderer is designated.

  When the first navigation apparatus 10 receives the destination and the designated arrival time, the first navigation device 10 uses the route calculation unit 16 to arrive at the destination at the designated arrival time based on the current location, schedule and movement history of the recipient. A route search for obtaining a route is performed (step S12). A route obtained based on the recipient's schedule in this way is referred to as a “scheduled route”. This planned route is obtained by the same method as the above-mentioned predicted movement route. Therefore, the planned route includes the expected travel route.

  Similarly, when the second navigation device 20 receives the destination and the designated arrival time, the route calculation unit 23 is used to perform a route search for a route for the delivery person to arrive at the destination at the designated arrival time. (Step S21). When seeking the delivery person's route, the departure place is set at the store.

  In the example of FIG. 2, a route R2 from the store T to the meeting spot M4 that is the destination (meeting point) is obtained.

  The route calculation unit 23 also calculates the departure time from the store for the delivery person to arrive at the destination at the designated arrival time. The second navigation device 20 sets a timer so as to start the delivery person at the calculated departure time (step S22). At this time, it is preferable that the departure time set in the timer is earlier than the actual calculation result so that the delivery person can arrive at the meeting point earlier than the recipient.

  When the planned route is obtained, the first navigation device 10 starts a guidance process for guiding the recipient to the destination according to the planned route (step S13). In this guidance process, the guidance processing unit 17 performs guidance for guiding the recipient to the destination using voice and images. However, the guidance processing unit 17 does not actively guide, but needs to return the recipient to the planned route only when the recipient is likely to be out of the planned route and affect the arrival time at the destination. It is desirable to provide minimal guidance. This is because the scheduled route is based on the recipient's schedule, so that it is less necessary to provide guidance, and the recipient feels troublesome if guidance is performed more than necessary.

  On the other hand, when the departure time set in the timer is reached, the second navigation device 20 prompts the delivery person to leave the store and starts a guidance process for guiding the delivery person to the destination (step S23). In this guidance process, the guidance processing unit 24 performs guidance for guiding the delivery person to the destination using voice and images. It is desirable that the guidance processing unit 24 provides active guidance in order to ensure that the delivery person arrives at the destination by the arrival designated time.

  In this manner, the first navigation device 10 guides the recipient and the second navigation device 20 guides the delivery person, so that the recipient and the delivery person arrive at the same destination almost simultaneously. That is, the recipient and the delivery person meet at the meeting point, and the order can be delivered at that place.

  According to the meeting support system according to the first embodiment, the user (recipient) of the first navigation device 10 having a high priority can be the user (delivery member) of the second navigation device 20 without disturbing his / her schedule. ). That is, it is possible to realize waiting at a suitable place according to the circumstances of the user of the first navigation device 10. In addition, since the meeting point is set at a location near the route where the user of the first navigation device 10 passes frequently, a more suitable location for the user of the first navigation device 10 becomes the meeting point.

  In addition, the meeting point is not an arbitrary point but is selected from a plurality of meeting spots, so that it is easy to understand, and the user of the first navigation device 10 and the user of the second navigation device 20 can easily join. In addition, when selecting a meeting point, auxiliary information such as weather information and traffic jam information is taken into consideration, so that an appropriate meeting point according to the surrounding situation is selected.

  In the above description, when the user (orderer) of the first navigation device 10 performs the ordering process, the time for receiving the product (reception time) is specified. However, in the existing delivery service, the time period for receiving the product ( In most cases, the reception time zone is specified. When the reception time zone is specified, the reception time has a certain width, so the expected position of the recipient at the reception time is a section having a certain width. Therefore, in that case, it is only necessary to extract a waiting spot close to the section in step S326 of the destination determination process (FIG. 3).

  For example, in the example of FIG. 2, when the recipient designates a receipt time zone of the product, the expected position of the recipient in that time zone is obtained as a section W1 (bold line section) shown in FIG. Therefore, in step S326 of the destination determination process, meeting spots M2 to M7 close to the section W1 are extracted, and one of them is selected as the meeting point P12 in step S327. In the example of FIG. 5, the meeting spot M4 is selected.

  In the present embodiment, the user of the first navigation device 10 is the orderer and the receiver, but a third party may be the orderer. That is, the product ordering process (step S11 in FIG. 3) may be performed by a communication device other than the first navigation device 10 and the second navigation device 20. For example, a case where a third party orders a gift for the user of the first navigation device 10 can be handled.

  In the present embodiment, the first navigation device 10 is a master device having a high priority, and the second navigation device 20 is a slave device. Of the plurality of navigation devices, it is arbitrary which master device is used. Good. However, in the present invention, since the meeting point is determined based on the schedule of the user of the master device, the navigation device serving as the master device needs to include at least a schedule storage unit.

<Embodiment 2>
In the first embodiment, the case where there is only one store from which the delivery person starts is described. However, there may be a plurality of stores (offices) of the same business owner. In the second embodiment, an example is shown in which there are a plurality of stores that are candidates for the departure place of the delivery person.

  In Embodiment 2, it is assumed that a delivery member belongs to each of a plurality of stores, and each delivery member owns the second navigation device 20. Further, it is assumed that the store information storage unit 33 of the server 30 stores position information of a plurality of stores, and the inventory information storage unit 34 stores the inventory information of each store. Here, a specific example in which five stores T1 to T5 exist as shown in FIG.

  FIG. 7 is a sequence diagram illustrating an operation of the meeting support system according to the second embodiment. The operation of the waiting support system according to the second embodiment is substantially the same as that described with reference to FIG. 3, but after the server 30 performs the destination determination process (step S <b> 32), a plurality of stores are selected. This is different in that a process for determining a store from which a delivery person departs (step S33; delivery person departure place determination process) is performed.

  FIG. 8 is a flowchart showing delivery person departure place determination processing. In this process, the server 30 refers to the inventory information in the inventory information storage unit 34, and extracts a store that has an inventory of ordered items from a plurality of stores (step S321). Furthermore, the location information of each extracted store is acquired from the store information storage unit 33, and the store closest to the meeting point determined by the meeting support device 40 in the destination determination process is selected from those stores, The store is determined as the departure place of the delivery person (step S322). That is, the store determined as the departure location by the deliveryman departure location determination process is the store closest to the meeting point among the stores having the inventory of the ordered items.

  In the example of FIG. 8, the store T1 that is closest to the meeting spot M4 that is the destination (meeting point) is selected as the departure place from the five stores T1 to T5. If there is no inventory of the ordered items in the store T1 and there is inventory in the remaining stores T2 to T5, the store T2 closest to the meeting spot M4 is selected from the stores T2 to T5.

  When the store from which the delivery person departs is determined, the server 30 informs the second navigation device 20 of the delivery person belonging to the store selected as the departure place to the information on the order and the meeting point of the recipient (purpose Territory) and arrival specified time. The delivery person of the second navigation device 20 that has received this notification is entrusted with delivery of the ordered item. That is, the second navigation device 20 that has received the notification obtains a route from the store to the destination (step S21), calculates a departure time, sets a timer (step S22), and when the departure time arrives, Guidance is conducted to a meeting point with the recipient (step S23).

  There may be a case where a plurality of deliverymen belong to the same store. In that case, the server 30 does not send the above notification to the second navigation device 20 of the delivery person, but notifies the terminal device or the like of the store at the departure place, and the delivery is left to each store. After the delivery person is decided, the notification may be transferred from the terminal device to the second navigation device 20 of the delivery person.

<Embodiment 3>
The first embodiment has been described on the assumption that the recipient who is the user of the first navigation device 10 acts according to the schedule stored in the schedule storage unit 13, but the recipient performs an action different from the schedule. It can also be taken. In that case, the recipient may deviate significantly from the planned route, and the recipient cannot arrive at the meeting point, and the product may not be delivered. In the third embodiment, when the recipient greatly deviates from the planned route, the meeting support apparatus 40 performs a process of setting a new destination (destination resetting process), thereby taking measures against the above problem. .

  In the meeting support system according to Embodiment 3, while the first navigation device 10 is guiding the recipient (step S13 in FIG. 3), the first navigation device 10, the meeting support device 40, and the second navigation device 20 are used. However, the processes shown in the flowcharts of FIGS. 9, 10, and 11 are performed. 9 shows the operation of the first navigation device 10, FIG. 10 shows the operation of the waiting support device 40, and FIG. 11 shows the operation of the second navigation device 20, respectively.

  As shown in FIG. 9, the first navigation device 10 acquires the current position (S101), and confirms whether or not its own position deviates greatly from the planned route (S102). At this time, if it deviates significantly from the planned route, it requests the meeting support device 40 to adjust the meeting point (destination) (S103).

  As a method of determining whether or not the current position has deviated significantly from the planned route, for example, the time required to move from the current position to the meeting point is calculated, and it is determined that it is impossible to arrive at the meeting point by the designated arrival time. In such a case, it is possible to consider a method that makes a significant difference.

  When the meeting support device 40 receives an adjustment request for a meeting point, it performs the operation of FIG. That is, the travel route of the recipient is estimated (S401), a new destination (meeting point) is determined based on the estimation result (S402), and is transmitted to the first navigation device 10 and the second navigation device 20. (S403).

  As a method for estimating the movement route of the recipient in step S401, for example, there is a method of using the past movement history stored in the movement history storage unit 14. In the movement history including the current position of the first navigation device 10, if there is a route with a high passing frequency, the route is likely to pass again, and therefore the route is estimated as the movement route of the first navigation device 10. . Alternatively, a method may be considered in which a route from the current position of the first navigation device 10 to a place where the next stop is scheduled in the schedule is obtained and this is estimated as the movement route of the recipient.

  In addition, the destination in step S402 may be determined as a new destination by using an algorithm similar to the destination determination process shown in FIG. 3 and a meeting spot that is close to the estimated movement path of the recipient.

  Returning to FIG. 9, when the first navigation device 10 receives the new destination transmitted from the meeting support device 40 (S104), it resets it as the route guidance destination (S105), and from the current position. A route to a new destination is obtained (S106). Therefore, in the subsequent guidance process (step S13 in FIG. 3), the recipient is guided to a new destination.

  Similarly, when the second navigation device 20 receives the new destination transmitted from the meeting support device 40, as shown in FIG. 11, it resets it as the route guidance destination (S201), A route from the position to the new destination is obtained (S202). Therefore, in the subsequent guidance process (step S23 in FIG. 3), the delivery person is guided to a new destination.

  Thus, in the waiting support system of the third embodiment, even if the recipient who is the user of the first navigation device 10 deviates greatly from the planned route, the moving route is estimated and the meeting point is changed. It is possible to prevent the waiting time from failing and the product from being delivered.

<Embodiment 4>
In the first embodiment, the meeting support device 40 notifies the first navigation device 10 and the second navigation device 20 of the determined destination and the designated arrival time, and the route for the first navigation device 10 to guide the recipient. Therefore, the second navigation device 20 performs a route search for guiding the delivery person. However, these route searches may be collectively performed by the meeting support device 40.

  FIG. 12 is a diagram illustrating a configuration of a meeting support system according to the fourth embodiment. In the present embodiment, the waiting support device 40 is provided with a route calculation unit 46 that performs route search for guiding the recipient and the delivery person to the destination. The first navigation device 10 is provided with a route storage unit 16a for storing the guidance route instead of the route calculation unit 16, and the second navigation device 20 stores the guidance route instead of the route calculation unit 23. A route storage unit 23a is provided.

  Information on the recipient's route (planned route) obtained by the route calculation unit 46 of the meeting support device 40 is transmitted to the first navigation device 10 and stored in the route storage unit 16a. The guidance processing unit 17 of the first navigation device 10 guides the recipient based on the route stored in the route storage unit 16a.

  On the other hand, the delivery person's route information obtained by the route calculation unit 46 of the meeting support device 40 is transmitted to the second navigation device 20 and stored in the route storage unit 23a. The guidance processing unit 24 of the second navigation device 20 guides the delivery person based on the route stored in the route storage unit 23a.

  Also in the present embodiment, the same effect as in the first embodiment can be obtained. Moreover, the effect that the calculation load of the 1st navigation apparatus 10 and the 2nd navigation apparatus 20 can be reduced is also acquired.

<Embodiment 5>
In the first embodiment, the meeting support device 40 is provided in the server 30 belonging to the store, but may be provided in the first navigation device 10 or the second navigation device 20.

  FIG. 13 is a diagram illustrating a configuration of a meeting support system according to Embodiment 5. In FIG. In the present embodiment, the meeting support device 40 is built in each of the first navigation device 10 and the second navigation device 20. In the meeting support system according to the present invention, only one meeting support apparatus 40 is sufficient. Therefore, when meeting the first navigation apparatus 10 and the second navigation apparatus 20, only one meeting support apparatus 40 is used. The other is put into a dormant state. Alternatively, the processing may be shared by the two meeting support devices 40. From the viewpoint of protecting personal information, it is desirable to use only the waiting support device 40 on the first navigation device 10 side, which is the master device, in order to minimize the transmission and reception of schedules and movement histories.

  In the above embodiment, the first navigation device 10 and the second navigation device 20 communicate with each other through the server 30. However, as in the fifth embodiment, the first navigation device 10 and the second navigation device. If any of the devices 20 includes the meeting support device 40, the meeting support device 40 sets a meeting point between the user of the first navigation device 10 and the user of the second navigation device 20 only by directly communicating with them. can do. In other words, if the user of the first navigation device 10 and the user of the second navigation device 20 are merely waiting for the application, not for delivery of goods, the server 30 is not necessary.

  It should be noted that the present invention can be freely combined with each other within the scope of the invention, and each embodiment can be appropriately modified or omitted.

  DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 10 1st navigation apparatus, 11 Communication part, 12 Order processing part, 13 Schedule memory | storage part, 14 Movement history memory | storage part, 15 Map data memory | storage part, 16 Path | route calculating part, 16a Path | route storage part, 17 Guidance processing part, 18 Control part , 20 second navigation device, 21 communication unit, 22 map data storage unit, 23 route calculation unit, 23a route storage unit, 24 guidance processing unit, 25 control unit, 30 server, 31 communication unit, 32 order processing unit, 33 store Information storage unit 34 Inventory information storage unit 35 Control unit 40 Waiting support device 41 Map data storage unit 42 Waiting spot storage unit 43 Auxiliary information storage unit 44 Information acquisition unit 45 Destination determination unit 46 Route calculation unit, 50 communication network.

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  1. A meeting support device for setting a common destination in the first navigation device and the second navigation device,
    A map data storage unit storing map data;
    A meeting spot storage unit storing information of a plurality of meeting spots existing on the map represented by the map data;
    An information acquisition unit for acquiring a movement schedule of the first navigation device from the first navigation device;
    Based on the map data and the movement schedule of the first navigation device, an expected movement route of the first navigation device is obtained, and one of the plurality of waiting spots that is close to the expected movement route of the first navigation device A meeting support device comprising: a destination determining unit that selects the common destination as a destination and notifies the first navigation device and the second navigation device of the determined common destination.
  2. The information acquisition unit further acquires a movement history of the first navigation device,
    2. The meeting support device according to claim 1, wherein the destination determination unit preferentially sets a route having a high passing frequency of the first navigation device as the predicted movement route based on the movement history of the first navigation device.
  3. The information acquisition unit further acquires at least one of weather information and traffic information,
    3. The meeting support device according to claim 1, wherein the destination determination unit changes a meeting spot as the common destination based on at least one of the weather information and traffic information.
  4. The destination determination unit obtains an expected position of the first navigation device at a predetermined time or time zone on an expected movement route of the first navigation device, and the first navigation from among the plurality of waiting spots. The meeting support apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 3, wherein an apparatus close to the expected position is selected as the common destination.
  5. The meeting support apparatus as described in any one of Claims 1-4 mounted in the said 1st navigation apparatus or the said 2nd navigation apparatus.
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