Through extensive research and study, our solution will not only explore various facets of safety in Mexico City. A portion of our solution will require stakeholder engagement with Mexico City in which we would
- Align a group of stakeholder workshops to build and understand the local capacities to solve complex challenges, cultivate local institutional knowledge.
- Identify and build support for near-term opportunities by starting with understanding current travel behaviors associated with higher perceived or real risk/vulnerability
- Conduct analysis of pathways for enhanced women’s safety enabled by eBodyGuard and gather data that provides robust evidence base on the social, economic, and environmental benefits of more reliable, safe, affordable, efficient mobility choices.
- Identify market-based business models, evaluate and tour potential project site areas (e.g. university campuses, transit stations) where the platform could be advertised/marketed for establishing 10-year roadmaps for continuous and/sustained improvements on key metrics.
As a crime prevention tool, we believe this will provide not only the capability for the eBodyGuard to bring offenders to Justice, therefore reducing the chances of recidivism; but this will also provide a strong deterrent for other offenders. From a community perspective, the more people that have eBodyGuard, our company can notify our members in the proximity of the assault and the community can aid, and in many cases respond significantly faster than police. If our members feel in danger, they can use voice triggering or quick access in the application to activate the alarm, and share it with family and friends. In Mexico City, over eighty percent of women routinely feel unsafe in their daily lives, and over two-thirds of women have experienced sexual and violent attacks (Krouze, 2019). In transportation and mobility in Mexico City, women's safety is a key area of improvement that city officials are currently targeting through an application (Mi Taxi) that is only applied to taxis. Expansion into public transit and ride-share applications will provide a further improvement in women’s safety. By creating a safer environment in this commuter city, eBodyGuard will transform the rate of sexual violence while creating a safe environment that allows women to travel freely.
Our solution features the ability to trigger a text message and future phone call, to their personal eBodyGuard with the victim's real-time location. To trigger the call, our eBodyGuard community member can use their voice, trained to the application, or by using an SOS button in the application. One of the most unique and important features is the evidence recording. Once an emergency is triggered by the eBodyGuard community member, the app will immediately begin recording audio (with video coming soon) evidence of the occurrence to bring assailant to justice. All collected evidence is currently Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) certified; if selected, we intend to be certified with Mexican Public Safety authorities, as well.
Another portion of our solution will focus on women’s personal safety and mobility improvements using a digital focus. We will,
- Evaluate context-specific technology design and adoption options and the impact of eBodyguard pilot
- Convene workshops with key stakeholders and policy makers to build support and develop shared vision and agree on initial actions (e.g. key public/private institutions take initial steps with app procurement)
- Develop digital transformation approach to women’s safety and mobility with a roadmap and implementation plan
With the safety features built into eBodyGuard, and additional technology enhancements accomplished by our roadmap, commuters in Mexico City will feel more protected as they travel. Beyond a smart phone application, eBodyGuard prides itself on our enterprise scaled software. Our solution is backed by a strong data network that we can integrate into any data systems that are critical in the justice and government processes. Our key members are FBI certified to handle criminal justice data. In the United States, we have already developed partnerships with Universities, Community Colleges, High Schools, as well as entities like National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). As we scale into Mexico City, we will look for similar supporters and partners (e.g. Secretary of Mobility of Mexico City who will further and inform our agenda in safety and crime prevention. In partnership with NREL, Ford, and Mexico City, we will identify key partners with Public Safety agencies who will seek increased justice enhancement on behalf of the citizens of Mexico City. As eBodyGuard expands relationships, our eBodyGuard community will be able to directly contact designated Public Safety authorities in addition to their personal eBodyGuard contact.