The future of personal transportation
Private vehicle congestion.
Undesirable, inaccessible, inadequate, undependable public transportation.
Optimized, on-demand, inexpensive rides in professional minibuses offering:
Station to Station, Riders walk 1-3 blocks. Optimized, flexible routing
Algorithm excludes riders that would delay other riders. Rides go in one direction, and laterally, strategically creating and assigning street corners that riders walk to or from.
Service to Neglected Populations
Door to Door, point to point option
Elderly, physically limited, very young, and riders with packages
SMS, Internet, Calendar, IVR (phone), Android and IOS applications
1-way or round-trip, sequences of rides, single or multi-passenger
Hours, days, weeks in advance, Repeat trips, same time each day
Requires registration, which requires valid credit card, and scanned ID.
Drivers and riders identify each other by photo, name, and GPS
Accurate Information and Profiling
Continually updated routing, pickup and drop-off times
Rider-defined maximum walking distance, earliest p-up, latest drop-off
Multiple, self- and auto- ride profiles: work, play, family
Inexpensive, Flexible Payment
Flat area rate, per ride or subscription.
Subsidized by retailers, institutions, events, employers
Option to share
Identity, social media, and rides with individuals or interest groups
Option for Customized Vans
Easy access for elderly, young, and disabled
Swivel pod seats with sound isolation or communication for meetings
The young and the elderly
Drivers and passengers in private vehicles
Businesses and Institutions--for clients, visitors, and employees, in place of driving and parking or public transportation. Examples: malls, health funds, supermarkets, convention centers, sports-music-cultural events, factories, office buildings.
Supplementing and Complementing Public Transportation 1st and last mile An alternative to multi-modal sequences in public transit
Costly taxis and para-taxis,
Impossible traffic & parking
Inexact, unattractive, unavailable, inaccessable public transportation,
Going beyond attractive, friendly, economical, reliable, efficient, and ecological.
Ownership, participation & community for drivers and riders via social engineering.
Seeking strategic partnerships
With IndyGo, and other professional and public transit companies.
Public transit--making it personal
Taxi regulators & owners—larger taxi-buses central to the new transit ecosystem
Auto Manufacturers--customize for the 3rd-party-owned-minibus revolution
Businesses, Employers, Institutions--saving employees, clients, students, and patients from driving, parking, and inadequate public transit.
Flat rates or daily, weekly, monthly subscriptions per geo- and time- perimeters paid by riders or institutions, employers, events, and businesses.
Commercially licensed drivers & vans (including gas, insurance, maintenance) hired as contractors, fleets, or by public transit for substantial hourly wage.
New laws can make taxis central to personal transit.
Liberalization of taxi regulations allowing "bus-taxis" and optimized “endless route” pickup and drop off of many simultaneously paying passengers will place them at the center of the personal transit ecosystem.
To provide drivers, users of public transit, and those with no mobility at all with shared, professional vehicles on optimized, flexible, “responsive on-demand” routing, on an “infinite route” within a given time frame and geo-perimeter.