Article by Patent Attorney Stephen Bullock.
The popular ride-hailing company Lyft has just received a patent on a driver jukebox system. The system allows a passenger to control the car’s music for the duration of the passenger’s trip. It works by having the driver and the passenger both participating in a third-party service whereby the passenger’s playlist controls the driver’s phone. The playlist is then played through the driver’s phone, which should be connected to the car’s audio system via Bluetooth or other means.
This is yet another step forward in the pursuit of broader patentability for software.
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