SEM-B Mobility - The sustainable, on-demand, community mobility network

About SEM-B Mobility

The SEM-B mobility and network is in the “design, development and manufacture” stage of a semi-autonomous electric mini-bus network. Each mini-bus can carry up to 12 passengers and is a first mile–last mile carrier in what will be the fully integrated transit systems of the future.  The mini-bus will initially have a driver/safety person with the goal of becoming fully autonomous when technically feasible.  Because of its design, this mini-bus offers passengers safety, security and meets health (COVID-19) requirements. With its ride hailing capabilities (app), the mini-bus can make multiple passenger stops to and from transit hubs or local one-way trips.  It is the goal of the SEM-B Mobility​​ Corp to have a small fleet of these mini-buses operational within the next two years.  

The SEM-B mini-bus has 4 rows of 3 seats and doors for each row.  It has a driver/safety person and limited automation. Each row is separated from the other rows with Plexiglas, thus making a secure, clean compartment where each door can be electronically locked by the passengers for added security and health.  SEM-B is a town bus only with a maximum speed of 60 -70 kph. (45 mph).  The average ride would be less than 30 minutes.  SEM-B would pick up and drop off other passengers en route.  

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In contrast, a SEM-B optimized multi-occupant vehicle will pick up multiple fares from a transit hub or doorstep and deliver them efficiently (using Ai route optimization) to their destination, whether that be home, office, store or gym.

How big is the market potential for a right-sized Transportation Network? There are 300 million cars in the USA and Canada.  A study concludes that 75% of all automobile trips (urban cars) are less than 10 miles.  This is the car use every municipality is targeting to reduce through tolls, reduced parking spaces, increased parking rates etc.  The percentage reduction of cars being targeted over a 10-year period ranges from 30-50%, meaning that in 10 years, there will be 100-150M fewer cars than today’s total.  If each mini-bus replaces 20 cars, this would create a demand for 500,000 – 750,000 per year for the next 10 years.  To reduce just 1% of the cars on the road, 3 million cars, would require 150,000 SEMB mini-buses. This could generate an estimated $1.64Billion in recurring annual revenue to the SEM-B network.