Transport: A New Beginning

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Introducing the concept of the Transit Exchange as a new introduction to a holistic paradigm for urban transport. Linking every type of vehicular ground transport mode in a locale, the transit …

Introducing the concept of the Transit Exchange as a new introduction to a holistic paradigm for urban transport. Linking every type of vehicular ground transport mode in a locale, the transit exchange exists to provide a realtime auction for roadspacetime slots. This will reduce traffic congestion and potentially alleviate the problems of the low income being unable to afford point-to-point transport.

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  • 1. The New Transport Economy
  • 2. A New Beginning For Earths Cities
  • 3. An overview of aLargescale Transport Operating System by Eric Masaba of Crane Dragon
  • 4. This presentation describes how transportcan be adapted to better serve humanity in the21st Century and how a system that performs all the functions described has already been designed, tested and deployed in real conditions. The presentation will take at mostabout 8 minutes (at 3 - 5 seconds each page)
  • 5. If you are not familiar with Texxi or the DRT Exchange, please see the list of furtherpresentations at the end of this presentation.
  • 6. Texxi allows strangers (or friends) to share seats invehicles they have dynamically summoned in order toboth save money and reduce congestion ● That summons rides in vehicles (multi-modal) ● With a search application for social transit (to find ridematches in realtime) That calculates CO2 and pollutant emissions ● Which congestion charges per vehicle seat ● And optimises roadspacetime and provides real-time outputs to urban authorities ● Provides a viable mobility alternative to owning a private car without limiting freedoms
  • 7. Did you know that shared travel is the default modeof mechanised transport for most of human history
  • 8. MyanmarDid you also know that it is still the norm in mostcountries of the world even today
  • 9. Matatu - Nairobi, Kenya
  • 10. Kampala, Uganda
  • 11. Dolmus, Turkey
  • 12. Did you also know that theaverage car is used for less thanone hour a day and carries onlyone passenger for 90% of trips Source: Susan Shaheen and Daniel Sperling
  • 13. Did you also know that the taxi business is the onlysector of the transport industry in which customersstill regularly post pay for their rides?
  • 14. Post-Pay: that means youride first then you pay Exposing the operator to credit risk
  • 15. Can you imagine an airline in which thatwas normal practice? $1,300 please
  • 16. And speaking of airlines, did youknow that it costs more totravel per mile in a Hackney cab inLondon than it did flying to New Yorkon Concorde ?
  • 17. And back
  • 18. 2002 Concorde Ticket PricesReturn trip: London - New YorkCost £6,800 (FY2002)Miles: 6,000Cost per mile: £1.13Heathrow to Central London Cab FareOne Way (1 - 5 people)Miles: 24Cost: £42 - £80Cost per mile: £1.75 - £3.33Best cost (avg 2 ppl): £1.24
  • 19. That the cab-ride from centralLondon to Gatwick airport costs more
  • 20. Than it does to fly to Munich
  • 21. YesMunich!
  • 22. SE23 toOne way taxi fromGatwick Airport: £72.00
  • 23. The taxi fare one-way can costmore than the return flight+ beer
  • 24. Why is that ?
  • 25. Could things be any different in the transport business ?
  • 26. Could things be done any better?
  • 27. So whats the big idea?
  • 28. Getting strangers to share ridesin vehicles on a large-scale
  • 29. Dynamically - as in "On the fly"
  • 30. by pre-summoning their ride in avehicle type of their choosing
  • 31. with stated preferences for their co-ridersand situational ambience
  • 32. What are you smoking?
  • 33. UK National Travel Survey 2010 Population 73m Cars - 28m Average Occupancy(all modes) - 1.6 Average annual car mileage - 8,430 Average annual # trips per person -960 Average distance of trip - 7 miles Average distance travelled - 6,726 miles Most of the decline in overall trips rates between 1995/97 and 2010 can be accounted for by a fall in shopping and visiting friendsTrips by car (as a driver or passenger) accounted for64% of all trips made and 78% of distance travelled http://assets.dft.gov.uk/statistics/releases/national-travel-survey-2010/nts2010-01.pdf in 2010
  • 34. We have not only proved thatdynamic, real-time ridesharing isnot only theoretically possible
  • 35. but have achieved it in practice in real lifesituations with real paying customers
  • 36. People used their mobile devicesto hail a vehicle for a shared rideand travelled to a common set ofdestinations together
  • 37. with wait times (headways) of aslittle as 5 minutes
  • 38. We are thus proposing a whole new way to look at transport systems in urban areasin order to make use of the "river of emptyseats" available in most city vehicle fleets
  • 39. Liverpool 2006: March - September Fridays and Saturdays 22:00 - 03:00
  • 40. 135 trips
  • 41. Ryde, Isle of Wight 2008: July - December Fridays 22:00 - 03:00Ryde Taxis 01943 811 111Fleet Size: 200Licence Type: Private Hire:Proprietor: Andrew YounieFinder: Matthew Burden
  • 42. 700 tripsAs in on 700 occasions strangers summoned a sharedride in a taxi by mobile phone message
  • 43. Instead of owning a car, could the average person make each of those 960Imagine trips per year by shared vehicle - whether taxi, shared car from a car club, rented car or carpool UK National Travel Survey (2010) Cars: 28m Avg Occupancy: 1.6 Avg Trip Length: 7 miles # Trips p.a. 960 Total Mileage: 6,726 Highest Mode Occupancy: 2.1 (shopping) Lowest Mode Occupancy: 1.2 (commuting)
  • 44. Could we now have atransport system whichbehaves more like anervous system?
  • 45. That adapts continuously to its customers?
  • 46. That is highly flexible and responsiveto the ever changing demand patternsof the citizens in a municipality?
  • 47. Offering the full spectrumof service levels, prices and ride qualities
  • 48. A choice of various vehicletypes and configurations
  • 49. For instance, large capacity buses for peak times
  • 50. but with a preselected group of passengers so the busfunctions like an express bus or luxury vehicle
  • 51. or optimised for co-ridersengaging in a particular activity
  • 52. The best vehicle to suit the customers context
  • 53. A choice of ambience
  • 54. Choice of ride partner
  • 55. appropriately equipped vehicles for parents with small children
  • 56. appropriate vehicles for the mobility impaired
  • 57. Shared rides for club meets
  • 58. Transport solutions formedical professionals
  • 59. Shared rides to help nurses cheaply travelto work at hospitals and group up to travel in order to be able to respond to shift patterns, even if they dont drive
  • 60. Commuter solutions for co-workers
  • 61. From a system that is always onAnd always taking bookings
  • 62. The potential applications are endless
  • 63. Instead of pandering only to the most common type of personA phenomenon that could bedescribed as "The Short Head"
  • 64. A transport system could now adequately serveany section of society - including consumerspreviously regarded as "niche"
  • 65. Eliminate the language and script difficulty ofboth hailing a cab...
  • 66. and specifying a destination
  • 67. Innovative, intuitive hailingand billing mechanisms
  • 68. Catering to tourists andnon-native speakers
  • 69. Branded transit firms rather than simply taxi firmsor bus companies
  • 70. The distinction between buses, taxis, limousinesand high end car service firms could finally bemoved to one of simply service level proclivity
  • 71. Buses could operate almost like taxis - picking uppassengers from nearer their front doors
  • 72. Or indeed taxis could now be considered to besmall buses, replacing many functions previously fulfilled by scheduled services
  • 73. With a pre-screened certain subset ofcustomers inside, like business travellers
  • 74. Activity partners
  • 75. Or school children
  • 76. Corporate outings
  • 77. Businesses could nowattract and retain evenmore custom
  • 78. and bar or restaurant patrons could now avoidthe hassle of trying to arrange a designated driver
  • 79. or the hassle of a conviction
  • 80. Women could opt to travel in women-only taxis for safety purposes
  • 81. with a woman driver
  • 82. And how about payment methods?
  • 83. Could these be done any better?
  • 84. Credit Cards?
  • 85. Prepaid Accounts?
  • 86. Simple Text Messages
  • 87. Vouchers
  • 88. And how about options?
  • 89. Huh?
  • 90. As in you pay a small amount upfront to be able to get aspecific ride at a certain price on a specific future date
  • 91. Or conversely be able to sell a ride thatyou may not be able to use as plannedfor a certain minimum price
  • 92. Much as howcommodity futuresare traded on exchanges
  • 93. Which is incidentally where such derivatives found their first large scale uses
  • 94. More like a currency(futures) exchange Think of buying a ride like you would buy foreign currency for a trip abroad
  • 95. Or even mobile phone minutes
  • 96. And Forwards and Futures
  • 97. Huh again?
  • 98. Like buying blocks of trips (of a specific quality nd to a certain destination) in advance
  • 99. Much like how people buy contracts for certainagricultural commodities or oil
  • 100. Similar to how you might book a hotel room...
  • 101. or airline seat....
  • 102. But with the option to payfor the block booking ininstallments rather than allin one go
  • 103. Rate your ride provider
  • 104. Rate your travel partners
  • 105. Rate the overall experience
  • 106. As when buying airline seats or hotel rooms, know thefinal price of the trip before you even board - based on the destination
  • 107. And know when your vehicle isdue to leave, since you booked it
  • 108. Make direct comparisonsbetween providers
  • 109. And if you cannot use a booked trip or a series of trips- simply sell them back to the exchange Like a trader
  • 110. That, in a nutshell, is the Transit Exchange ConceptDesigned to make the transport system in a city into aholistic entity - more like a travel operating system
  • 111. or a "Battlespace"More precisely - a "Travelspace" - withapplications, nodes and protocols
  • 112. One that finds travel partners for people inorder to make the most efficient use of eachof fuel, time and the roadspace in a city while lowering the (true) cost of movement for all passengers
  • 113. And while keeping the earningsup for the vehicle operators
  • 114. Because we are all more connected in ourlives and habits than we may realiseSo we can thus optimise the travelspace and its actors.
  • 115. This is now no longer science fiction. It has been able to be achieved since the invention and proof of deployment of a Texxi system in 2006 - 2008The future just happened. The future is now.
  • 116. Thank you for watching
  • 117. Texxi was invented by EricMasaba in 2004 as a solution tothe predicted trifecta of a creditcrisis, high oil prices andcongestion based on globalgrowth of numbers of bothautomobiles and human beings.It was largely a fluke.At the time of invention, Texxi andCrane Dragon had no affiliation toany institution. Academic orCorporate.
  • 118. More presentationsTexxi - The Electricity MarketTexxi - The 7 ModesThe Core Concepts of a Transit ExchangeTexxi - Company OverviewConnectivity of a Transit ExchangeTexxi - EU Market SizeTexxi - The Market OpportunityNew Transport Policy OptionsThe DRT Exchange ExplainedThe New Transport Economy (REPLAY)Results from Texxi Deployments 2006 - 2009Market Makers and Liquidity in DRT MarketsThe Long Tail for the Transport IndustryThe Evolution of Travel and Search