This disclosure includes techniques to automatically schedule pickups by self-driving cars. The techniques utilize data about a user such as the user’s location, payments, calendar, to-do list etc. An example technique uses data from commercial establishments (e.g., payments systems), and self-driving cars to determine a location and a time at which the user needs to be picked up. A self-driving car system schedules a self-driving car to pick up the user at the specific location and time. The techniques described may be implemented in selfdriving cars, a central server system, user mobile devices, client devices, or different combinations of these systems and devices.
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Saini, Gaurav; Agarwal, Chandni; and Sood, Sahil, "Scheduling Automatic Pickup by Self-driving Cars", Technical Disclosure Commons, (February 19, 2016)