Google Awarded Patent For Ad-Supported, Free Taxi Rides
Google has secured a patent for a system of ad-supported taxis, which would offer customers rides to physical retail locations.By Evan Thomas | January 26, 2014
Google's digital ad dominance might soon have a very tangible benefit for shoppers — a free taxi ride.
"The tech giant just received a patent linking online ads to free taxi rides paid for by advertisers — an option to bring more people to their businesses." (Via KOVR)
The patent explains Google could use its knowledge of customer locations, route mapping and advertising prices to offer shoppers free or discounted lifts to retailer locations.