A system and a device are disclosed for a self-driving car that is funded by advertising revenue. The car has large touch-screen displays highly visible and accessible to all its seats. A person may summon the car through a mobile or web app that is linked with a trusted user ID, and the car will come and pick the user(s) up where they specify. The destination could be deduced by the car (processed using machine learning) or entered manually. The users are then shown a continuous stream of ads, with the option to search, if required. The destination could be modified by clicking on appropriate links in the ads or on the search results. If their credit card is linked, the system provides the user the option to buy things, and potentially go pick them up. The system is an excellent medium for brand advertising, while benefiting users.
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Farrar, Christopher and Ross, Steven, "Ad-Driven Self-Driving Car", Technical Disclosure Commons, (March 03, 2017)