Our proposal is to introduce our vehicle, the COMET, to Austin. The City Optimized Managed Electric Transport, otherwise known as the COMET is a fully electric, zero emission vehicle designed for regular public transport usage. The COMET has a fast charging lithium ion battery capable of reaching 0-100 charge in 45 minutes and Formula E grade technology courtesy of our technology partners QEV Technologies.
It has a maximum thirty person capacity, twenty sitting and ten standing, and possesses extra features for comfort and security such as air conditioning and free wi-fi. Onboard there are multiple features for increased accessibility and security, including an electric ramp, CCTV, a priority seating/wheelchair area at the front of the vehicle and onboard televisions.
What truly makes the COMET stand out are its integrated technology solutions, specifically our ticketing application for the phone and fleet management system. Users register profiles within the application which keep track of information in partnership with local government uniThe ticketing application generates QR codes to be scanned onboard, but is also usable as a mobile wallet to send money to registered friends or buy items at partner establishments. It will also allow users to monitor the location of incoming COMETs through the built-in map. Of course, for those who don’t use smartphones or have physical difficulty using phones, it is also possible to do payment onboard in cash.
Meanwhile, our fleet management system allows us to not only keep track of where our vehicles are, but also who’s onboard riding. This allows us to keep track of our passengers and better accommodate their needs, with this information being available immediately to our drivers via an installed screen. It also ensures that our vehicles are always in good shape, repaired and maintained before any issues are exacerbated by continued usage.