"Mobility" in 21st Century Transportation

GlobaTech says "Mobility" is the process of getting people and/or "things" from one place to another to satisfy their and/or others' needs or requirements often seemingly spontaneous, idiosyncratic, and specifically unpredictable.

Operationally, initiation creates a dynamic mission profile (subject to change even as the mission is executed) to govern the execution with the mission's completion likely triggering preparation for subsequent initiations.

Initiation will usually be through the internet by people and/or the "Internet of Things" (or "IoT") often triggered by an App.

Execution is done through the integration and selective reporting of:

  • Reference data in the form of extensively annotated maps and engineering drawings and locations coupled to the scope of the plan,
  • Personal data consisting of some combination of lifestyle profile, personal history and habits, supposed preferences, interests, and requirements,
  • Real-time data, such as current position (and therefore path, velocity, progress, and accidents), traffic controls, connected vehicles, emergency and weather conditions, traffic density and projections, and other conditions, etc., as well as any people's and/or goods' actions (such as real-time selections) and/or changes in condition (such as ambient heat), even Lidar recordings.
  • Ambient data, such as speed limits, visibility, road hazards, construction, cautions, accident history, jurisdiction, precise geopositions, channel allocations, emergency resources, etc.
  • Vehicles' control systems' data and commands, present and projected (manned and/or autonomous, the latter being preferred), whose guidance and navigation may be left to machines, especially computers and satellites.

Continuously through the process, updates to any of the above data are recorded and reported according to protocols established by interested parties. These data reports and recordings could be a source of significant revenues, both as references and in-transit data. Enroute deliveries and excersions to impulse opportunities can be pursued at virtually no additional cost.

Completion initiates preparation for the next mission such as: going to the location of the next mission, heading to a potentially serendipitous location, returning to a maintenance and/or dispatch base, and/or a refilling (gasoline and/or electric charge) station or just parking someplace convenient.

The underlying basis for Mobility's economic feasibility and benefits is Complexity Theory which prescribes how mass markets with idiosyncratic, 24 by 7, needs can be served profitably. However, returns on the expensive infrastructure investments requires, in general, a critical mass of usages (read, "users" and "IoT devices"), sustained by network effects (which effectively will reduce the unit costs, while increasing the value, as usage expands). This usage is seemingly a positive reinforcement loop, not unlike Google Search, in which usage begets usage.

As such, Mobility is a Sector of an emerging economy, The Connection Economy!