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Shared rides, higher HOV lanes ratio, delivery services and enforcement.

Reducing the amount of cars by enforcing tolls on a single driver or double vs. shared services of 3 or more passengers on designated lanes

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Nowadays there are 2-3 lanes of "free" ride but only one lane of shared ride (HOV) / tolled express lane. Let's say that the ratio will change to a single lane, which will be more expensive than all others but 2-3 lanes of high occupancy vehicles only for a reduced priced tolls. By using an app to ease the pickup of extra passengers a driver can now avoid heavy tolls, share the cost of his/her gas expenses and use more lanes. All of that is right for when using the highway, but what if a mom needs to pick up her kid from school - the same concept will allow various levels of app usage, to allow moms, workers, travelers, etc. to collaborate with shared rides all over town. The last aspect is encouraging businesses to work remotely by developing shipment - Amazon found great ways of helping people get goods and services by staying at home - if the long line of 100+ people per hour on the line to order their Burrito at Chipotle could stay at home knowing one of the drones or self driven distribution robots will deliver the freshness, that by itself is 100 less vehicles on the roads. I would love to work with Ford and the authorities in Miami Dade to run some behavioral test on how a focus group reacts to such restrictions. I believe that tests will prove my system(s) to be not only a huge time saver on a personal level, but also a financial and personal/lifestyle upgrade on both a personal and global levels.


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Thank you for your comment Katie,
There is a working operation in California (Silicon Valley to be exact) where auto-driving robot is delivering your grocery shopping.
Think of most of your errands today - you spend hours a week on the road picking and delivering goods, looking for parking, slowing down traffic. Even if you used the service of a scooter delivery person, taking way less space, less pollution, etc... there are models like that in most cities in the world, who well fought traffic. Even doing something like closing parking lots, which seems like unrealistic, can lead people who work in certain congested areas to prefer public transportation or drop-off shared riding like Uber and Taxis, because they just can't park. Now let's examine the effect of it - if I needed to use my car to go to work and another person did. That's 2 vehicles riding in the same direction and being left for 8 hours on the side of a street or occupying a parking lot, which could serve for living, not for storing a transportation solution... now do we need Gas? Are we making some stops? Accidents? Pollution? All of that is a thing of the past if we could just share a ride. The big trouble is - we can't step out of the house and into the office door like we do when we use our vehicle, because nobody will provide the same solution, however, if we have the app to connect the points, similar to Uber, allowing many businesses who're proud of being "green" to collaborate in this new method, adding some taxes to others who are still operating vehicles the old fashioned way by driving themselves during rush hours, then we can resolve traffic. As a car manufacturer - Ford can make itself very efficient by investing in automation - the solutions are out there but people are afraid of public adaptation - by collaborating with the city of Miami - you have the power to bring taxes to those who don't adopt, so you can sponsor public awareness and your own brand.

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