The Inclusivity Quotient (IQ) project measures the efficiency of a given mobility system alongside 5 trackable factors: availability, affordability, performance, security and legacy, to provide an actionable framework for improving people's access to core services through Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies. The project has identified 3 core populations to track impact, each with a specific research and pilotable question:
1) Rural communities, who face physical isolation, limited economic diversity, higher poverty rates and reduced access to core services like healthcare and education. In an era of exponential urbanization, service to rural communities is also fundamental to relieve pressure from cities and ensure more sustainable economies. What business model can cope with - and thrive in - the low-demand densification of these areas while providing these socioeconomic benefits?
2) The silver population is growing globally. In the US alone, the cost of elderly isolation amounts to $7B/year, just in healthcare. Given the advances of modern medicine, these costs should be added to loss in productivity and economic growth, as well as social benefits tied to recreational activities, community and family engagement. As older individuals age out of driving, they still have the interest and means to move. What technology governance gaps can be tackled to seize this opportunity?
3) Women, the way they move, buy mobility solutions, and continue transforming modern family and economic structures, are often invisible to decision makers due to data collection processes. Global conversations about the gender wage gap, women health and safety, or parity in the workforce are missing a critical view on the burden of movement on women, due to the gender data gap in mobility and elsewhere. How can we quantify, and generate actionable insight from the impact of systemic mobility gaps on the gender gap?