Google Wants Adverts That Book You a Taxi Straight to the Shop

By Gary Cutlack on at

Google has filed a patent for an advertising system that lets shops provide transport for customers, demonstrating an ad that blinks away with the offer of a free ride to tempt people into clicking an advert on purpose for once.

The actual patent filed with the US office is for "Transportation-aware physical advertising conversions," with the images showing an advert with an embedded link offering a free taxi trip to buy the product. So it's likely to apply to high-cost items like cars and evenings out to the local strip club. [Slashdot via Engadget]