Bill James

Bill James
A new vision for tomorrow’s transportation: a collaborative network of “JPods,” which run on solar energy.

Bill James is the founder of JPods Inc. His company’s mission? To supply safe, congestion-free, energy-efficient, on-demand personal mobility and cargo transport. A JPod is an efficient, safe, ultra-light, computer-controlled vehicle suspended from rails and runs off solar energy.

James is an expert in computer software and author of “Desktop Hosting,” a 2002 book that defines the basic concepts of collaborative networking. For JPods, James took his understanding of collaborative networking in business operations software and applied it to transportation efficiency and logistics.

JPods integrate roller coaster mechanics with computer networking to create a physical version of the Internet. GE, in its 2010 Ecomagination Challenge, ranked JPods as one of the top 100 ideas.