Intelligent Ridesharing for a new Mobility

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRT57-11-C-10031
Agency Tracking Number: DTRT57-11-C-10031
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solitcitation Year: 2011
Solitcitation Topic Code: 111FH4
Solitcitation Number: DTRT5711RSBIR1
Small Business Information
Axiom xCell Inc.
6150 Lusk Blvd., suite B203, SAN DIEGO, CA, 92121-9997
Duns: 610584182
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ray Traynor
 Vice President GM
 (858) 717-9431
 ray@axiomxcell.com
Business Contact
 Ray Traynor
Title: Vice President GM
Phone: (858) 717-9431
Email: ray@axiomxcell.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

The development of a wireless mobile cloud platform that includes dynamic ride matching; utilizing in-vehicle systems and user interface; with supporting connectivity to social networks and HOV/HOT lane tolling infrastructure" will create a critical enhancement to enable an increase in ridesharing on the nation’s roadways.The objective of this Phase I research project is the development of a concept of operations that demonstrates the viability and interoperability of a mobile application that enables hands-free non-distracting dynamic ride matching to help facilitate more ridesharing. The proposed solution integrates multiple social networks to generate rideshare partners in real-time and unleashes new innovative mechanisms for delivering incentives; it includes GPS navigation; SMS; and leverages in-vehicle resources and mobile-to-mobile connectivity to detect and communicate reliable vehicle occupancy data with HOV/HOT lanes tolling infrastructure all in a hands-free non-distracted fashion. The work includes coordination with key stakeholders including toll authorities; state and local rideshare agency; in-vehicle platform provider and rideshare solutions providers. During Phase II a working prototype of the solution will be built and demonstrated and will include hands-free in-vehicle ride matching and will operate using commuters along the Interstate 15 Managed Lanes in coordination with state and local agency ride sharing programs.

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