Metrolite Guided Tour 2.0 (based on MobilityXS model)


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Transportation systems across the world have not yet come to grips with the reality of energy supplies, environment as well as of limited land space for building more roads for ever larger number of vehicles to find their way out of problems of traffic congestion. In single or low occupancy vehicles, more people have little choice but to drive. With traffic congestion, tortuous parking conditions, poor accessibility for a large cross-section of elderly population and others who do not own a vehicle or can drive them alone, road accidents and many other problems, existing transportation scenario, across the world, in varying degrees is in a disarray.

What is it ?
MobilityXS is not a new brand of coffee. It is only similar in its effect.

It is refreshing.
Some of the most astounding problems of our times relate to our ability to meet transportation needs for people and for goods.
MobilityXS is as refreshing in its approach to overcome the psychological inertia that inhibits use of diverse technologies and management techniques to create a new system for our transportation needs, as a hot cup of the brew is to a bad headache or to the morning after hang over.
In a path-breaking approach, MobilityXS utilises existing technologies in communication, location, computing time and continual advancement in size, capacity and costs of these devices, and in materials and construction technologies.
Similarly management techniques such as pay-as-you-use principle; reward and compensation for services rendered by users to the system - such as quality driving, trading of empty seats, unused parking space etc.; reporting of public property damage, inferior quality roads, traffic rule evasion etc.

It connects.
Coffee brews conversation and connection. It is said to stimulate bright ideas. Many a raging issue are discussed and deals struck over cups of coffee. MobilityXS aims to connect people in a variety of new ways.
It brings them together on time and faster (so that the coffee does not get cold). It facilitates conversation by allowing them to choose their favored co-traveler or connects them through communication networks, even while they are traveling. It offers them choice to drive with compensation and reward or to take a ride, on a longer trip on the Expressways at high speeds on Heavy, Multi-fuel Vehicles (HMVs).
For shorter trips in and around neighborhoods, they have choices to take a Light Electric Vehicle (LEVs)- like a rickshaw, golf-cart, cybercar or a velotaxi - that will be primarily charged with renewable energy sources - or to ride a bicycle - personalized and serviced by a service provider allowing it to ride as far as it is comfortable and convenient to you or to just take a walk on the Streets - uninterrupted by any HMV.
LEVs will be available at short distances that you can also call for a pick up service from your starting point.
In carefully demarcated zoning arrangement, slow moving modes - walking, cycling and LEVs - and the fast moving modes - HMVs such as cars, vans, light truck, buses, heavy trucks, trailers etc. have mutually exclusive access to Streets and Expressways respectively.

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  • 2. Value proposition : Present your business model and its USPs (including any IP and other entry barriers you may be creating), the specific market & geography segments you will be addressing, etc. Highlight any validation you may have done that supports your proposition. The reader must be able to clearly relate your proposition and business model to the opportunity. (Slide3)
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  • 4. Risks : Explain the risks your business plan and qualify the same, if you can. (Slide6) A. Scramble is where key actors, like governments, make it their primary focus to do a good job for their own country. So they look after their self-interest and try to optimize within their own boundaries what they try to do. Blueprints is basically all the international initiatives, like Kyoto, like Bali, or like a future Copenhagen. They start very slowly but before not too long they become relatively successful. This is a model of international cooperation.
  • Metrolite Guided Tour 2.0 (based on MobilityXS model)

    1. 1. Innovation for Transportation Systems Snapshots of A High Quality Mobility Services for 21st Century Realities TEN Systems
    2. 2. What are 21st Century realities? <ul><li>Inhabited areas around the world are coming to terms with limits to resources– land, water, power, air quality, healthy food supply, oil and minerals etc. </li></ul><ul><li>The challenge is to create smart and lean lifestyle choices while maintaining an ever higher quality of life. </li></ul><ul><li>This presents enormous challenges for transport and land use planning and demands higher level solutions… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… higher than the level at which these problems were created. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MetroLITE Model is a response to this outstanding need. </li></ul>
    3. 3. “ No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” ~ Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate Circa 2009 : Car companies cannot become profitable again by selling more cars. The belief that more people need to buy more varieties of cars more often, created loss making car companies. What’s the next level?
    4. 4. Value Proposition - I Private Transport Public Transport Public Roads Automobile TEN ICT MetroLITE Intelligent Transport System Location Climate Protection Energy Security Fuel Vehicle Innovative Applications Current and Pro-active Regulation Consumer A Consumer E Consumer F Consumer X Consumer B Consumer C Consumer D Energy Transportation Trade & Tariff Personalised Mobility Services Customised Freight Services GAP Economic Stimulus for Recovery & Renewal Waste, Inefficiency, Misallocation
    5. 5. Delivery Model Research and Consulting Services MetroLITE Consortium Auto Cos. Telecom & IT Energy Banks & FIs Media & Entertainment TEN Alliance Building Market Development Product Development Implementation Policy Direction Economic Stimulus time User Needs & Aspirations Industry Dynamics Product Support Habits, Inertia, Ideology Y0 Y5 Y2 Y1 Y3 Y4 Cities States Countries
    6. 6. MetroLITE – City@Home 22 A – Safety and non – severance due to Speed Limits and restraint on heavy vehicle movement B – Significantly improved accessibility for daily activities and to transit stations for longer trips C – No Noise Pollution or Vehicular emission, No dust and other toxic emissions D – Better ambient greenery and water bodies moderate temperatures to comfortable levels You are presently here
    7. 7. MetroLITE – City@Home 22 You are presently here E – Greater social interaction with walkers and cyclists passing by at low speeds H – Road width requirement is minimized, which allows for greater green cover, children play areas, public parks and for ground water recharging. G – Neighborhood roads can be made of alternate, re-cycled materials well suited for carrying lighter vehicles. This is a far more cost effective option in face of steep rise in bitumen and overall road construction costs. F – Seamless movement for walking and cycling across neighborhoods.
    8. 8. MetroLITE – City@Home 22 K – Flexible solar sheet covers on the length and width of neighborhood roads provide shade and cooling for passerby as well as are used for charging electric vehicles. I – Quality of roads is better due to use of suitable materials as well as low wear and tear as only light vehicles are allowed. J – Use of suitable materials can also minimize localized heat generation as well as allow better passage for rain water You are presently here
    9. 9. MetroLITE – “Think Rail, Use Roads” I <ul><li>Create Road-based System in complement to Metro Rail Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li> Metro Stations = MetroLITE stations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coaches = High occupancy, Plug-in Electric Hybrid vehicles (150km/litre) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dedicated corridor = Pre-ordained routes, Semi-automatic guided vehicles, Demand-driven carriage capacity and quality </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. MetroLITE– “Think Rail, Use Roads” II <ul><li>Expands mass transit network at a lower cost particularly for areas where passenger density is not high </li></ul><ul><li>Creates door-to-door reach by seamless integration of feeder service and with other modes </li></ul><ul><li>Similar in many ways, it is a leapfrog advancement over conventional Bus Rapid Transit Systems in terms of attractiveness and affordability </li></ul>
    11. 11. Mission MetroLITE <ul><li>Demand-responsive Service : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses a Fleet of Eco-friendly Vehicle (EV) for Feeder Trips (<3kms.) for Bus/MRT/ Carpool and for Short Trips (<8 kms.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a network of EV Stations at 0.5-1 km distance around the city. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EV-friendly routes connect inner residential areas to arterial routes (with congestion/emission charging for space-inefficient, polluting vehicles )and encourage more and more people to “avoid” cars for short trips/ single-driven/low occupancy trips. </li></ul><ul><li>It facilitates “attractive” bus service, metro rail service as well as highly attractive personalised car sharing/pooling service. </li></ul>
    12. 12. MetroLITE – Bird’s Eye View 13 8 6 9 17 14 10 18 15 3 23 19 27 21 31 22 24 16 7 11 26 35 34 28 20 33 36 29 12 5 4 32 30 2 1 25 37 You are presently here
    13. 13. Home Zone # 22 22 You are presently here
    14. 14. MetroLITE – Short Trips <ul><li>Every Area has infrastructure for bicycle servicing, electric vehicle charging, CNG vehicle fueling and parking bays. </li></ul><ul><li>Elevated Cross-over create seamless traffic conditions on express roads and a region-wide grid of connected walking and cycling tracks. </li></ul>Urban/Rural Area
    15. 15. MetroLITE Stations High-rise EV Parking Basement EV Parking High-density Bike Parking Multi-level EV Robotic Parking Arterial Road-side EV Parking Bus / Car Pool Stop
    16. 16. MetroLITE – ITS Technologies Smartcard/ Communication/ Navigation System Innovative application of communication, location and computing technologies to planning and management of transportation- land use - energy system can transform our travel and living experience at affordable costs. Premium Green Mobility MetroLITE MetroLITE
    17. 17. In-Vehicle Intelligence <ul><li>Trip Booking </li></ul><ul><li>Driving Proficiency Rating </li></ul><ul><li>Turn-by-Turn Navigation Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Target Speed Assistance – in sync with traffic signal for Green Corridor and ROW </li></ul><ul><li>Real-Time Incident Management </li></ul><ul><li>Favorite Co-traveler Selection </li></ul><ul><li>Passenger Telematics </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic Signal are set on a Fixed Time Plan and the Plan is stored in the In-Vehicle Unit. </li></ul><ul><li>Signal times are in proportion to the carriage capacity in that direction. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Neighborhood Vehicle Sheds
    19. 19. Foot-over-Bridge
    20. 20. MetroLITE – Trip Planning 13 8 6 9 17 14 10 18 15 3 23 19 27 21 31 24 16 7 11 26 35 34 28 20 33 36 29 12 4 32 30 2 1 25 37 You are presently here You want to reach here 5 22
    21. 21. MetroLITE Eco- friendly Vehicles <ul><ul><li>Pre-set Peak Speed = Speed Limit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zero-Ultra low pollution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy efficient </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost-effective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lightweight and Space-efficient </li></ul></ul>Electric Cars; Electric Bikes – scooter type, bicycle type, Neighborhood Electric Vehicles; 3-wheelers – electric, LPG, CNG; Bicycle, Electric Goods Carrier
    22. 22. MetroLITE Eco- friendly Vehicles EV2
    23. 23. People-friendly Streets <ul><li>People-friendly livable, neighborhoods do not require capital expenses </li></ul><ul><li>They can generate large numbers of sustainable livelihood opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>They require policy intervention that are objective, sensible and committed </li></ul>
    24. 24. People-friendly Cities around the World
    25. 25. MetroLITE – Long Trip @ 60 kmph average speed @ 150 kmpl fuel efficiency Road Travel
    26. 26. MetroLITE Travel Experience <ul><li>Advance Travel Information – No Waiting </li></ul><ul><li>Better Vehicle </li></ul><ul><li>Better Roads </li></ul><ul><li>Better Driver </li></ul><ul><li>Green Corridor </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer Signals – Foot/Cycling over bridges </li></ul><ul><li>No Congestion </li></ul><ul><li>Right of Way </li></ul><ul><li>Turn-by-Turn Navigation Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Real-time Incident Management </li></ul><ul><li>Reserved Parking </li></ul><ul><li>Smartcard Payment </li></ul><ul><li>Option to Ride or Drive (earn Mileage Points) </li></ul><ul><li>Passenger Telematics </li></ul>MetroLITE Door-to-Door Travel Speed = 40-50kmph Av. Travel Time Savings per day = 60 to 120 minutes 22 5
    27. 27. MetroLITE High Occupancy Travel <ul><li>A. Offer a Ride – for fleet operators as well as private vehicles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Register person/vehicle for MetroLITE HOT Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inform on your route, start time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Receive confirmation - Enroute pick-ups - EV Station/s, Member Id </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prosumer Reward Points/ Monetary Reimbursement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>B. Take a Ride </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Register for MetroLITE HOT Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inform on your preferred start time, start and end location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Receive confirmation - Trip Chaining : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Trip 1: Origin EV Station to EV Station X </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Trip 2: Carpool to EV Station Y </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Trip 3: EV to Destination EV Station </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>A & B : Consolidated Monthly Billing – Reimbursement and Payment </li></ul><ul><li> Delivers High Quality Multi-modal Travel Experience </li></ul>
    28. 28. Planning for High Capacity Transit System <ul><li>Define Catchment Area </li></ul><ul><li>Access Control/ Congestion Charging Zone of 3 km corridor on either side </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access preference to Light Eco-friendly Vehicles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access time between 5-15 minutes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revenue potential from higher commercial value of surrounding areas as it enables greater footfalls </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Seamless integration of feeder service enables optimal spacing of Metro Stations to ~2 kms. </li></ul><ul><ul><li> Enables passenger carrying capacity to be increased by 200% - at the same time allowing more trips per hour over conventional planned systems. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Reduces travel time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Increases frequency of service and enables better handling of peak hour traffic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Shifts short distance travel from Metro to NVs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provision of high capacity bicycle rack facility and service bay for pick up and drop of passengers in the station area </li></ul><ul><ul><li> Improves accessibility for larger number of people </li></ul></ul>
    29. 29. Risks & Mitigation <ul><li>Policy Risk: Scramble or Blueprint ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scramble is a scenario, where each country looks after their self-interest and try to optimize within their own boundaries. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In Blueprint , each country looks after their self-interest but they try to optimize globally, in step with the real boundaries of the problem. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Build a powerful MetroLITE alliance as a WIN-WIN with auto, telecom, energy, IT companies to synchronize the MetroLITE cycle to the electoral cycles </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing programs aimed at creating aspirations and loyalty for the MetroLITE brand as an integral part of the Blueprint Scenario. </li></ul>Competitive Risk : Existing Players and New Players <ul><li>Existing players offer products and services designed for the “troubled” legacy systems. Further, they provide one or a few of the components of an integrated Intelligent Transport System. </li></ul><ul><li>New Players: TEN Systems has a headstart over prospective competitors who can match the ingenuity of the MetroLITE design, due to its partly tacit and experiential nature. </li></ul>Mitigation Mitigation