(This MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING  (“MOU”) is entered into as of the _____________, by and between the CITY OF _____, Texas (CITY) and JPods LLC. (JPODS), or assigns (“JPodsTX”), each a Party” and collectively the “Parties”.


  1. Mobility is physical liberty. Access to mobility should be equitable and sustainable.
  2. Traffic congestion, pollution, and rising gasoline prices require innovative solutions. 
  3. The Boston Tea Party was a demonstration against a government transportation monopoly that triggered a war; and,
  4. The Texas Constitution forbids transportation and other monopolies: Article II, Bill of Rights, SECTION Sec. 26. PERPETUITIES AND MONOPOLIES; PRIMOGENITURE OR ENTAILMENTS. Perpetuities and monopolies are contrary to the genius of a free government, and shall never be allowed, nor shall the law of primogeniture or entailments ever be in force in this State.


  1. This MOU is intended to enumerate the general terms for the future FRANCHISE AGREEMENT and this MOU will not be binding upon CITY nor JPODS unless, and until, a future FRANCHISE AGREEMENT is approved.  
  2. This MOU documents the intention to get the ____government___ to approve the Franchise Agreement that will permit JPods LLC to build its US Patent (6,810,817) for solar-powered mobility networks (link to Franchise Agreement).
    1. Grade-separated networks of self-driving cars: “A method of controlling a transportation System for moving people, freight, and any combination whereof using a distributed network of intelligent devices without requiring the aid of a human driver”
    2. Solar-powered mobility networks: “The method... providing... Solar and wind power generators integrated into the physical Structure of Said transportation System....
  3. This Agreement is summarized by the 5X5 Standard restoring liberty to innovate transportation in free markets:
    1. Network construction must be privately funded.
    2. Networks operate without government subsidies.
    3. Networks must exceed 5 times the efficiency on existing roads (125 mpg or equivalent energy efficiency).
    4. Networks pay 5 percent of the gross transportation revenues to the aggregate rights-of-way holders.
    5. Networks exceed safety performance of transportation modes already approved for use in the Rights of Way.
    6. Networks (optional) gather more than 2 megawatt-hours of renewable energy per network mile per typical day.
    7. Governments will grant Rights of Way access using the existing Rights of Way policies for communications and energy networks.
    8. Governments will use existing state laws to regulate safety of grade-separated guideways. Networks must be designed, fabricated, installed, insured, and inspected in compliance with existing Texas Department of Insurance (generally ASTM International F24). This provides a 3,000X better safety record than roads.