The root of all mobility issues is resources. Here in Michigan we have some of the highest insurance rates, excluding many people from owning a personal vehicle. This means we have many people relying on public transportation, ride sharing, or commercial transportation. Public transportation has improved over the last few years, but there is still a lot of inefficiencys that lead to longer waits and higher costs. With both automated driving and better resource sharing technology we can cut down on these inefficiency to offer a better mobility solution for the future.
Automated driving and better resource sharing combined could one day bring the single mass transit that our city has lacked. Automated driving cuts costs of needing a driver in a vehicle. Good resource sharing allows you to have the data you need to optimize routes and funds in real time to cut costs and decrease wait times. Imagine in the future one vehicle owned by John driving him to work in the morning at 7am, taking Mellisa to work at 8am subsidized by her employer, picking Johns kids for school at 9am, taking Jim to the doctor at 10am subsidized through their health provider, taking Erica to lunch at 11, dropping of lunch and groceries to Tom at 12, doctor pickup for Jim at 1, delivering a package at 1:30,taking kids to after school program at 2;then coming right back to pick up Jim at 3 to take him to meet with his financial advisor to discuss what to do with the extra money he made from sharing his vehicle. This future is one for all and all for one.
The future starts today with our proposal to help Ford transform Corktown into the new mobility capital for generations to come. We will partner with Ford to help build out the last mile vehicle of the 21st century. We will partner with Microsoft, the City of Detroit, the state of Michigan to help create a platform to optimize resources. We will continue working with the community to help face the problems of today as we build the solution for the future. Together as one we will build the future of mobility.