Autonomous neighborhood vehicle commerce network and community

  • US 9,373,149 B2
  • Filed: 01/17/2014
  • Issued: 06/21/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/17/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An autonomous neighborhood vehicle comprising:

  • a computer system of the autonomous neighborhood vehicle that is communicatively coupled to a commerce server of a neighborhood communication system through a wireless network to autonomously navigate the autonomous neighborhood vehicle to a destination specified by the commerce server; and

    a navigation server of the autonomous neighborhood vehicle to provide a remote sensing capability to the autonomous neighborhood vehicle such that the autonomous neighborhood vehicle is autonomously navigable to the destination,wherein the autonomous neighborhood vehicle periodically transmits a heartbeat message to the commerce server having a set of current geo-spatial coordinates of the autonomous neighborhood vehicle, a time stamp, a date stamp, and an operational status of the autonomous neighborhood vehicle,wherein the autonomous neighborhood vehicle is in a form of autonomous neighborhood bicycle having a detachable storage compartment thereon, and having an ability to driverlessly traverse through bicycle lanes adjacent to a roadway based on commands from the commerce server,wherein the autonomous neighborhood vehicle utilizes a sensory fusion algorithm through which at least some of an ultrasound, a radar unit, a light sensor, a LIDAR unit, a wheel encoding sensor, an accelerometer sensor, a gyroscopic sensor, a compass sensor, and a stereo optical sensor operate in concert to provide a three dimensional environmental view of an environment surrounding the autonomous neighborhood vehicle to the autonomous neighborhood vehicle,wherein the autonomous neighborhood vehicle automatically generates an emergency broadcast message to a set of neighbors in a geo-spatial vicinity of the autonomous neighborhood vehicle when the autonomous neighborhood vehicle detects a failure condition comprising at least one of an impact, a mechanical failure, an electrical failure, and a damage condition, wherein the emergency broadcast message includes at least one of a photo data, a geo-spatial coordinates data, a video data, an audio data, a timeout condition of a heartbeat message receipt at the commerce server, and a textual data associated with the failure condition,wherein the autonomous neighborhood vehicle automatically parks itself in a garage structure associated with an operator of the autonomous neighborhood vehicle adjacent to a passenger vehicle, wherein the operator is at least one of an individual, a family, a business, an owner, and a lessee,wherein a storage compartment is temperature regulated to maintain a temperature of an item in transit between a starting address associated with at least one of a merchant and a neighbor in a neighborhood in a geospatial vicinity of the autonomous neighborhood vehicle, and a destination address associated with a recipient of the item in the neighborhood in the geospatial vicinity of the autonomous neighborhood vehicle, wherein a neighborhood boundary is defined through a neighborhood boundary data provider,wherein the commerce server;

    to generate, using a mapping server associated with a privacy server through the wireless network, a geospatial representation of a set of points on a map defining residences associated with each user of a community network having the member data,to authenticate, using a verify module of the privacy server, a particular user of a third-party application as being a verified user of the community network having a verified residential address in the neighborhood system,to communicate, using the verify module of the privacy server, a social graph of the particular user based on a personal address privacy preference of the particular user,to provide, using the verify module of the privacy server, the verified residential address to the third-party application based on the authentication of the particular user of the third-party application as being the verified user of the neighborhood communication system,wherein the privacy server communicatively coupled with the mapping server through a network to apply an address verification algorithm associated with each user of an online community to verify that each user lives at a residence associated with a claimable residential address of the online community formed through a social community module of the privacy server using the processor and the memory,wherein the mapping server to generate a latitudinal data and a longitudinal data associated with each claimable residential address of the online community associated with each user of the online community,wherein the privacy server to automatically determine a set of access privileges in the online community associated with each user of the online community by constraining access in the online community based on a neighborhood boundary determined using a Bezier curve algorithm of the privacy server,wherein the privacy server to instantiate the event when the particular user is associated with the claimable residential address based on a verification of the particular user as living at a particular residential address associated with the claimable residential address using the privacy server,wherein the privacy server to constrain the particular user to communicate through the online community only with the set of neighbors having verified residential addresses using the privacy server, andwherein the privacy server to define the set of neighbors as other users of the online community that have each verified their addresses in the online community using the privacy server and which have each claimed residential addresses that are in a threshold radial distance from a claimed address of the particular user.

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