Many Public Transit systems are out of date.
- Inflexible schedules makes ridership a hassle.
- Route times are often early or late.
- Both buses and LRT create traffic congestion.
- Many Public Transit buses use outdated diesel engines that are expensive and bad for the environment.
- Transit only runs during the day, making travel at night difficult, or costly.
- Cities attempting to improve their transit are often spending billions on impractical solutions – new buses or LRT systems.
- In Canada, urban public transit currently operates at a deficit. It is probably the same situation all over the world.
It doesn’t have to be that way. Using modern technology, Turing Mobility has developed a new approach to transit that serves at a fraction of the cost of current systems.
Turing Motors has come up with a new approach to urban mobility – the Dynamic Public Transit
The DPT system consists of a fleet of autonomous “mini-buses” that can:
- Constantly change their route according to user needs and foot traffic
- Use AI and data analytics to continuously predict the most effective route
- Adjust the number of vehicles on any route or any stop.
- Run 24/7. Nobody ever must wait more than a few minutes for a ride.
- Know – using past crowd behaviour – where its passengers are likely to go.
- Create new, temporary routes for expected surges of foot traffic. The routes themselves are optimized in real time.
The benefits of a DPT system, as opposed to current transit:
- Responds to the changing needs of riders with custom routes and real-time updates on vehicles and wait times.
- Is powered by electricity. Quieter and good for the environment
- Does not need expensive stations, or construction
- This approach to Public Transit will cut both capital and operating costs in half
- Provide personalized, flexible, efficient service at a fraction of the operating cost of a traditional transit system.
- It can work in tandem with core arterial transit, such as trains, or long-haul buses, and even airports
The Benefits of DPT are both obvious and subtle
It meets the needs of the people
Routes could add or remove vehicles from the convoy during either peak or slow times. This would increase transit efficiency and user comfort by reducing crowding or almost empty buses.
For people with special needs, they tell the app that they will need assistance. The system will pick up a person trained on these situations at a hub, picks up the assistant, helps the client to get on and off. The mini-bus will then drop the assistant back at the hub.
It is flexible
Unlike a bus station, a DPT vehicle does not require a large, centralized location. This will provide increased mobility for people who do not want to live in proximity to large stations.
DPT vehicles, being powered by AI, do not need rest or breaks. They can work throughout the night without danger to either the passengers or the vehicles. Though routes will likely be slower during the night hours, it will still provide reliable, safe transit at all hours of the day.
It can alter a bus route in real time
Some areas in a city simply get less transit traffic than others. An automated system could automatically calculate the most effective way to reach all parts of the city without waste of resources or money. This would maximize efficiency, remove less-than-efficient bus routes, and improve the user experience.
Our AV technology is completely battery operated. This will help in a multitude of ways. Our vehicles are quiet, do not require expensive petrol products, are easier to maintain, and are good for the environment.
It is smart
The DPT system could communicate with smart traffic lights. Some current transit innovations involve including smart traffic signals that respond to the flow of traffic. These could communicate with the vehicles to create a maximally efficient transit system.
It’s cost effective
Our reduced capital and operating costs mean cities could generate money from public transit instead of operating on a deficit. More money for schools, hospitals, roads, and libraries.