Method and system for data optimization

  • US 10,515,390 B2
  • Filed: 12/28/2016
  • Issued: 12/24/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/21/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicle, comprising:

  • a vehicle interior for receiving one or more occupants;

    a powertrain to transmit power from a power source to an electric motor to propel the vehicle;

    a user interface to receive input from an occupant and provide output to the occupant;

    a plurality of sensors to sense information related to occupants;

    an automatic vehicle location system to determine a current spatial location of the vehicle;

    a computer readable medium to store a composite occupant profile; and

    a microprocessor, coupled to the user interface, plurality of sensors, automatic vehicle location system, and computer readable medium, to;

    determine that the vehicle interior comprises a group of plural occupants;

    identify each occupant of the group of plural occupants;

    based on individual profiles of the group of plural occupants, create a composite occupant profile that represents the group of plural occupants, the composite occupant profile comprising an identity of each occupant of the group of plural occupants and group preferences for various vendor products or services, wherein each occupant of the group of plural occupants has a corresponding individual occupant profile, each individual occupant profile comprising individual preference values, wherein the composite occupant profile and the group preferences are created by combining, for a selected preference, a preference value for the selected preference retrieved from the individual preference values for each occupant using one or more of a role value for each occupant of the group of plural occupants, an unweighted average of the individual preference values of each occupant of the group of plural occupants for the selected preference, a mode of the individual preference values of each occupant of the group of plural occupants for the selected preference, and a median of the individual preference values of each occupant of the group of plural occupants for the selected preference; and

    based on the composite occupant profile and received inputs from the user interface, automatic vehicle location system, and plurality of sensors, one or more of;

    (a) propose one or more vendor products or services for the group of plural occupants;

    (b) publish the one or more vendor products or services selected by the group of plural occupants, via a social network, to associated or selected associates of one or more of the occupants in the group of plural occupants; and

    (c) present advertisement information from a vendor server associated with the proposed or selected one or more vendor products or services to one or more of the occupants in the group of plural occupants.

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