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Local Mobility Company (LMCs): the Solution is Local

Source of the Problem The source of the problem and solution are local action.
Internet Example

We are building a Physical-Internet, a distributed collaborative computer network to move physical packets.

As the Internet has ISP's to implement local solutions, JPods will have Local Mobility Companies (LMCs).

We need and want local participation and ownership for deploying networks into markets far to diverse and in much shorter time than we have capacity to deploy. The need is to substantially replace oil based transportation within 26 years, a nearly impossible feat. The only thing that makes it possible is the power of engaging many people in a collaborative effort.

 

Plans

Following are links to our business plans. Please contact me if you would like to participate as a Local Mobility Company.

Bill James, bill.james@jpods.com

 

JPods Inc. Plans

Market:
  1. Solving someone's problem. Niche solutions for congestion and increased personal mobility. There are thousands of connection needs for this at airports, between transport hubs, medical complexes, business parks, industrial centers, military installations, etc....
  2. Solving general problems of congestion, Global Warming and Peak Oil by automating highly repetitive travel in wide area networks of cities and towns. This applies to about four billion of the eight billion miles Americans drive every day.
Milestones:
  • Patent issued
  • 65 additional patents outlined waiting for capital to file.
  • Built, programmed and demonstrated Proof of Concept JPod, software, sensors and rail.
  • Engineering drawings and structural analysis complete for the first round.
  • Management team and Directors partially complete.
  • Defined cost and pricing mechanisms for evaluating payback on specific networks.
  • Letters of Interest and support obtained from commercial and governments.
  • Exchanged a Letter of Intent to found first Local Mobility Company (San Jose, CA). In Jan 2007 it is expected to have a $10 million project fund.
  • Exchanged a Letter of Intent to build the first network, Shakopee Mdewakanton Indian Community (Shakopee, MN).
Three Ways to Invest
Invest in yourself Deploying JPods will require vast amounts of goods and services. JPods is selling a limited number of Mobility Alliance Partnerships (MAP's) that will provide sponsorships, materials, goods and services for deploying JPods networks. MAPs funds will be used to help develop market demand
Invest in your community JPods is selling Local Mobility Company (LMC's) rights to exclusively deploy JPods networks into specific territory. Funds will be developed in each LMC to deploy networks into that LMC. LMCs are the the Physical-Internet what ISP's are to the Internet. Review Case Studies for examples of networks LMC's will own and operate.
Invest in JPods LLC JPods is raising $20 million in capital to expand, refine and document its technology and intellectual property rights. Approximately $10 million of these funds will be used to help seed LMC operations.
Executive Summary Three page summary of JPods Inc. market, team and business plan.
Business Plan Detailed description JPods Inc. market, team and business plan.
Estimated Value of an LMC          
  National Academy of Engineering          
  Cars per person   300 1000    
  Time traveling per day       30-90 min Commute time
  Travel per person   17000 PKT 7727 Miles Commuting per year
          0.57 Cost to operate a car per passenger mile
           $          4,405  
             
  Traveler Market Share, year 5   20%              880.91 20% of people use JPods regularly
  Traveler Usage Per Cent   50%              440.45 10% of trips (20% times 50% of travel)
  Profits   20%     88.09 Profits from trips
             
  Typical Market size                100,000 Typical LMC market size in people
             
  Price Earnings Ratio        4    $35,236,364 Value of LMC at 4 times earnings
              44,045,455 Revenues
License Fee          
  Due at license agreement 0.04%   8%  $          8,000 Initial License Fee at signing
            Deferred for until 1st operational JPods network for the first 5 LMC's
             
            License fees deferred until 18 months after first commercial JPods network
Leadership Discount based on signing group      License Fee Required 18 months after 1st commercially successful JPods network
1 10 90%      $      704,727 After 90% discount applied
11 30 80% or w/in 16 weeks  $   1,409,455 After 80% discount applied
31 50 60% or w/in 26 weeks  $   2,818,909 After 60% discount applied
51 70 40%      $   4,228,364 After 40% discount applied
+     20%    $   7,047,273 20% of LMC Value, Price may change with market conditions
      60%     Early Payment Discount of 60% for payments before Dec  2008
             
Other required products          
  25 meter demonstration       $120,000 Consigned by JPods for the first 5 networks
  Compliance fees 3% of revenues    $   1,321,364 Yearly license fee base on Revenues of
             
             
Bonuses          
             
            First 5 get an equal value of JPods stock
             
"J" Prize, Bonus for Leadership          
First 5 LMCs Build 5 miles of rail in LMC        $10,000,000 Cash bonus for building early
As LMC's grow they will take on a value relative to gas costs. The far right column shows the
Comparison Value based on gas changing in price from $1.45 to $2.92. Web site allows calculating affect gas price changes.
           
Metropolitan Area Miles per driver per year Cost of gas for average two-car family at $2.92 per gallon Additional money spent on gas per year at $2.92 per gallon vs. national average price of $1.45 per gallon
One Driver Two car family Dollars per Metro Area    
Atlanta, GA 14,848 $4,272 $1,075 $2,150 $3,149,275,862
Austin--San Marcos, TX 10,531 $3,030 $763 $1,525 $686,337,931
Boston--Worcester--Lawrence, MA--NH--ME--CT 10,153 $2,921 $735 $1,470 $3,026,751,724
Buffalo--Niagara Falls, NY 9,738 $2,802 $705 $1,410 $531,010,345
Charlotte--Gastonia--Rock Hill, NC--SC 15,204 $4,374 $1,101 $2,202 $1,077,879,310
Chicago--Gary--Kenosha, IL--IN--WI 10,853 $3,122 $786 $1,572 $4,082,037,931
Cincinnati--Hamilton, OH--KY--IN 11,058 $3,181 $801 $1,602 $1,159,489,655
Cleveland--Akron, OH 10,556 $3,037 $764 $1,529 $1,589,917,241
Columbus, OH 12,351 $3,553 $894 $1,789 $931,024,138
Dallas--Fort Worth, TX 15,665 $4,507 $1,134 $2,269 $4,023,600,000
Denver--Boulder--Greeley, CO 14,278 $4,108 $1,034 $2,068 $1,986,165,517
Detroit--Ann Arbor--Flint, MI 10,900 $3,136 $789 $1,579 $2,879,389,655
Grand Rapids--Muskegon--Holland, MI 9,593 $2,760 $695 $1,389 $543,900,000
Greensboro--Winston-Salem--High Point, NC 12,353 $3,554 $895 $1,789 $954,486,207
Hartford, CT 12,409 $3,570 $899 $1,797 $691,913,793
Honolulu, HI 7,051 $2,028 $511 $1,021 $292,551,724
Houston--Galveston--Brazoria, TX 12,049 $3,466 $873 $1,745 $2,865,341,379
Indianapolis, IN 10,435 $3,002 $756 $1,511 $896,193,103
Jacksonville, FL 13,905 $4,000 $1,007 $2,014 $952,531,034
Kansas City, MO--KS 11,857 $3,411 $859 $1,717 $1,179,693,103
Las Vegas, NV--AZ 8,111 $2,333 $587 $1,175 $641,948,276
Los Angeles--Riverside--Orange County, CA 11,532 $3,317 $835 $1,670 $8,197,675,862
Louisville, KY--IN 11,583 $3,332 $839 $1,677 $532,603,448
Memphis, TN--AR--MS 14,605 $4,202 $1,058 $2,115 $779,462,069
Miami--Fort Lauderdale, FL 9,308 $2,678 $674 $1,348 $1,570,510,345
Milwaukee--Racine, WI 12,315 $3,543 $892 $1,784 $960,424,138
Minneapolis--St. Paul, MN--WI 12,152 $3,496 $880 $1,760 $2,147,213,793
Nashville, TN 16,473 $4,739 $1,193 $2,386 $1,102,210,345
New Orleans, LA 10,439 $3,003 $756 $1,512 $715,882,759
New York--Northern New Jersey--Long Island,NY--NJ--CT--PA 8,499 $2,445 $615 $1,231 $7,314,227,586
Norfolk--Virginia Beach--Newport News, VA--NC 10,086 $2,902 $730 $1,461 $980,917,241