Beneﬁts2-3 person cabin - right size capable of operating also integrates well with existingfor individual use during ﬂoods (to 2-3 meters public transport modes (s.a. height) Bus Rapid Transit or metro)group mode for up to 9people capable of routing through also usable as a stand-alone parks, forests, wetlands without community / campus networkno timetables; no interim disturbing wildlife or park usersstops more comfortable than using a minimal construction time and private carnormal speed 45km/h eﬀort fully self-sustained (electricity,fast mode (no intersections) dynamic track; can be communication)70km/h dismantled and re-erected elsewhere designed for resiliencestations always at pedestrian (accidents, catastrophies s.a.level (or within buildings) no external electric contacts -> earthquakes) safeclimbs 0..90° eﬀortlessly the most energy eﬃcient means service based business model = of motorised transportationno protrusions in the track; easy purchasing, proven quality (combines the beneﬁts of railideal for snow, sand and throughout the operations and light vehicles)durability
Energy efﬁciency single average fullefﬁciency (passenger-km / kWh) Occupancy: Congestion: none full 20 Better electric 15 hybrid diesel gasoline 10 5 0 effective 0 10 20 30 40 speed (km/h)
Application areasdistance(km) local trains 100 50 local buses bus rapid transit 10 taxis BM BM with with small parallel 5 stations stations metro 1 rickshaws 0 capacity 0 100 500 1000 5000 10000 (pphpd) people per hour per direction
CompetitionULTra: Heathrow T5, Amritsar, Gurgaon 2GetThere: Masdar (Abu Dhabi) Vectus: Suncheon (South Korea)
Competition in urban transport, the existing solution is a competition
Current state Concept feasibility Business contacts CAD modeling Simulator sw (alpha) Pilot customer development Finnish government contactsWe have 2-3 eligible pilot cases being discussed with local transport planners andcities. Also, the Finnish government is starting a ‘Smart cities’ project in spring 2013focusing on part-ﬁnancing 3-5 world-leading pilot cases. We aim to be one of them.A patent application was ﬁled in 2010 but it expired in lack of funds. However, wehave clearance that the current design is not offending anyone’s patents.
Why Finland?Great talent and business - good educated workforce (software, automation, machinery, project management) - many global leaders founded in Finland (Kone, Cargotec, Ruukki, Rovio, ...) - small country where people generally ”know each other” - good cleantech brand globallyEmerging startup mentality - Lean Startup mentality is on the rise - society under stress from change = looking for new and more efﬁcient ways - lot of construction going on in the Helsinki region (most within EU cities)Government support - government agency Tekes launching ‘Smart Cities’ program for 2013-20 - well established public/private partnerships - subsidies for piloting and rail-bound public transport Challenges: Finance infrastructure especially for investments of 100k..1M eur is lacking.
Pilot 13-15M Funding needs Most funding would come from government funds paid to the customer. This allows us to test also the business model. Proto 2-5M Seed Launch 150-300k 60k 20 20 20 20 20 20 2020 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 10
Seed capital useSoftware track simulator alpha phase - tool for planning pilot track Using Scala programming - essential for customer communication language and framework = sales toolFunctional CAD modeling spec conﬁrmation - making a functional model of track, vehicles and stations - simulating static loads, friction, vibrations, performance Using Autodesk Inventor = blueprint for a proto 20 20 20 20 20 20 2020 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 10
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