Thanks MaCie' - I was not aware of that mapping in the Thrive report, thanks for directing my attention to it. From our experience in other cities, by focusing on specifically vulnerable geographies, increased access to mobility can help lessen the impacy of many of the risk factors outlined in the report: access to employment, education, nutritious food, etc. I would love to discuss further - I'll message you directly.
Yes, the platform includes a mobile app to communicated tasks to drivers (details of trips/rides to execute, traveling to areas of high demand, when to recharge/refuel the vehicle, etc.) and allow drivers to update and manage the times they are available to work. We generally operate a platform provider, enabling local fleets to work directly with drivers sourced from the community, and we provide the tools to make that operation smooth and efficient. We see a lot of promise in Indianapolis, and accordingly look forward to scaling up this operation far beyond a pilot.
Hey Jonah - Thanks for bringing that up, and yes - that is exactly what you could do, tapping into a shared, on-demand supply of vehicles to pilot any additional idea that requires transportation. The goal is to make it easy to launch new services by reducing the seeding cost of launching a dedicated fleet.