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Why JPods

Traffic costs Americans about $1.7 trillion per year. :

JPods exist to help convert at least half theses costs into jobs, customer savings, and profits..

ROI Engine - the ecology of single-purpose companies.

Spreadsheet

10X Benefits -- Transportation has always been the catalyst for changing energy systems.

Specifying known costs of regulation and regulatory delays.

Red Bull TV, JPods starts at 9:30 (2015). This covers three major areas of change (tinyURL) of self-driving cars, JPods, and Hyperloops.

The solution to traffic problems has been understood for half a century. Morgantown's PRT delivered 150 million passenger-miles since it opened in 1972.

JPods US Patent improves on the Morgantown PRT in two important ways (6,810,817):

  • Robots replace the central computer control system: “A method of controlling a transportation System for moving people, freight, and any combination whereof using a distributed network of intelligent devices without requiring the aid of a human driver”
  • Networks are solar-powered: “The method... providing... Solar and wind power generators integrated into the physical Structure of Said transportation System....”

 

Source: Congressional Study PB-244854, "Automated Guideway Transit", 1975.

Finding: "institutional failures" within US DOT resuted in urgban transportation innovation being blocked for "four to six decades" in urban mobility except for "relatively minor cosmetic changes". See page 41.

Recommendation: Allow Rights of Way access so networks such as Morgantown's PRT can be built in US cities to solve traffic problems and the hardships of the 1973 Oil Embargo.


Tricia Nixon opened the first self-driving car network on Oct 24, 1972. She said it was “more fun than Disneyland.” The Federal highway monopoly has blocked further deployments of PRT in America since. That same highway policy caused the bankruptcy/abandonment of nearly half the freight railroads despite 400+ ton-miles per gallon efficiencies.


  

We have already passed the tipping point.

Self-driving cars are the Motorola Razr of Digital Mobility™, digital devices on the analog highway network. JPods and Hyperloops are digital devices on digital networks. As soon as we begin deploying networks, the rate of change will become extraordinary.

 

Summary of the Speed and Scale of the changes coming by digitizing mobility:

Capital Investments:

TEDx Atlanta: Link

TEDx Mid-Atlantic

https://www.energy.gov/lpo/loan-programs-office

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