US 11,656,087 B2
Information processing apparatus, control method of information processing apparatus, and information processing system
Keiko Nakano, Kawasaki (JP); Yu Nagata, Nagoya (JP); Takashi Hayashi, Aichi-gun (JP); and Ryota Kondo, Nagoya (JP)
Assigned to TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Toyota (JP)
Filed by TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Toyota (JP)
Filed on Jul. 10, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/925,505.
Claims priority of application No. JP2019-128774 (JP), filed on Jul. 10, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2021/0010819 A1, Jan. 14, 2021
Int. Cl. G01C 21/34 (2006.01); A63F 13/45 (2014.01)
CPC G01C 21/3484 (2013.01) [A63F 13/45 (2014.09); G01C 21/3438 (2013.01)] 6 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An information processing system comprising:
a plurality of mobile objects each affiliated with one of a plurality of mobile object groups, with at least one mobile object being grouped with each mobile object group, each mobile object including:
a display provided facing outward from or inward to the mobile object,
a position module that determines a position of the mobile object, and
a controller that measures actual usage of the mobile object, the actual usage being measured based on the position of the mobile object over time or based on a time period in which the mobile object is used;
a server comprising:
a database that stores at least one image per mobile object group, the at least one image being associated with one of the plurality of mobile object groups;
a communication interface configured to communicate through a network with the plurality of mobile objects; and
a server controller configured to:
receive the actual usage for each of the plurality of mobile objects, via the communication interface, from the plurality of mobile objects;
receive the position of each of the plurality of mobile objects, via the communication interface, from the plurality of mobile objects;
determine regions where the plurality of mobile objects are used based on the received position information;
rank the plurality of mobile object groups based on the received actual usage for each of the determined regions, thereby determining a ranking position of each one of the plurality of mobile object groups for each of the determined regions;
retrieve, as an image in accordance with the determined ranking position of each one of the plurality of mobile object groups, an image associated with a mobile object group the ranking position of which is determined to be a first place position, from the database, for each of the determined regions; and
transmit the retrieved image, via the communication interface, to the at least one mobile object affiliated to each one of the plurality of mobile object groups for each of the determined regions, thereby causing the display provided facing outward from or inward to the at least one mobile object, which includes mobile objects affiliated to a mobile object group the ranking position of which is determined to be a second place position or lower, to display the image associated with the mobile object group the ranking position of which is determined to be the first place position for each of the determined regions.