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.
Uber is definitely making an impact on the taxi
industry. However, the economics of the single-fare
model doesn’t generate enough revenues for Uber, who is losing billions, or the
operator. Picking up single fares while ignoring other potential fares en route
makes first-last mile transportation very expensive, and most people opt for
driving their own cars to and from transit hubs or other destinations.
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.
SEM-B Mobility is the solution every city needs, that every community needs - now and in the future. We can't all ride a bike, or even walk long distances while carrying a heavy bag of groceries or even the average laptop bag. Traditional transit systems run to their schedule, and we are crammed in, or sat alone, the systems are inflexible and often an expensive burden on taxpayers. SEM-B will be able to optimize and revolutionize local communities - an inclusive solution that anticipates need, that adapts to changing conditions, that safely negotiates city roads using Ai augmented semi-autonomous systems to help our drivers now, and that is autonomous technology ready for the future.
SEM-B are democratizing local transportation, by the people, for the people, by creating and communicating with the SEM-B Community. Wouldn't it be great to have a SEM-B Network in your neighborhood? Hop on, Hop off, simple, affordable, reliable ! All you need is your phone, and SEM-B takes care of the rest. Seniors gain independence, our youth can be safe yet mobile, our disabled and lower income community members can all use SEM-B to get around affordably - and reduce our impact on the environment.
SEM-B isn't just a great transport solution - SEM-B is a REVOLUTION in sustainable transportation !
We can do this - Get on Board NOW - And Let's go places with SEM-B. . .