Facebook Event-Based Ride-Sharing

News just surfaced of a Facebook transportation patent:

“The new feature Facebook appears ready to launch asks its users attending an event to select whether or not they are driving.

If the Facebooker is driving, they can then select their number of passengers, set of potential passengers and departure location, along with a radius of where they would be willing to pick up other passengers.

The social media network will identify potential matches of people needing rides to the same event. If the user selects that he or she needs a ride to the event, Facebook will list friends with seats available.”

To be clear, this is a patent, not an actual, existing feature. Yet.

Originally published at www.davidincalifornia.com on February 1, 2016.

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