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Transportation 2016

Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

01/15/16 08:00 EST - 05/23/16 08:00 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

05/23/16 08:00 EDT - 06/07/16 11:00 EDT
Proposal revisions
Semi-finalists can improve their proposals

06/07/16 12:00 EDT - 06/15/16 11:00 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

06/16/16 12:00 EDT - 07/05/16 11:00 EDT
Voting Period
Public Voting Period

07/05/16 12:00 EDT - 07/31/16 11:00 EDT
Winners are awarded

08/01/16 12:00 EDT
What initiatives, policies and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector?

Transportation contributes about 5% to gross domestic product and is an enabler of the global, connected economy. However, the increase in activity has caused energy demand to rise, and due to this sector’s oil dependence, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to increase.  Transportation sector GHG emissions are growing at the highest rate among those from all end-use sectors. Globally, transportation currently accounts for about 25% of energy use related CO2 emissions and around 60% of those emissions are coming from road transport.

This contest seeks proposals that offer innovative ideas, or build upon existing ones, to significantly reduce GHG emissions in transportation around the world.


28 Proposals

Proposal name

Adjust traffic lights globally to push CO2 to forrests when they inhale CO2deivisbluz

Traffic creates waves in the air. Traffic lights and traffic signs creates waves of traffic. The waves in the air from traffic will push CO2

City Density—Friend of Trip EfficiencyThe Geonomists

Cities cater to cars, not people. New fuels, motors, and modes of transport all pale beside fewer, shorter trips, due to in-filling cities.

Collection of recycled energy using battery storagecurite

Using battery storage companies can coordinate the collection of energy with pressurized water systems and high voltage drained power.

Define transportation efficiency and create ground vehicle contestOTEC is the solution

There is no general method to compare transportation efficiency. This contest entry propose using mpg multiplied by speed as definition.

Electric Vehicles With a 5 Min charging Hybrid Graphene EESD and LENR VehiclesEco Inventions

Electric hybrid vehicles of all sizes with a fast 5 minute charging graphene electrical energy storage device & LENR powered vehicles.

Electrical Hoverbikes!Epicman364

A electrical hoverbike as a new means of transportation.

High-Speed Podcars for intercity travel and cargo transporteph

High-speed podcars are completely powered by renewable energy. They replace a large percentage of flights as well as vehicular traffic.

Incentives for hiring local workers to reduce GHGs created during commutesmleigh

Talented, creative, qualified employees live everywhere. Financial incentives motivate institutions to hire local workers over commuters.

Jatropha: The New Bio-Fuel For Transportationnaresh

Jatropha plant a renewable energy in the form of biodiesel for transportation.

JPods: Solar-Powered Mobility NetworksJPods

Overhead JPods rails provide on-demand mobility for people/cargo, combining railroads efficiency with the on-demand service of the Internet.

Modifying a gasoline car into an electric carhira

Electric Cars use the energy stored in a battery for vehicle propulsion.

Pneumatic Electric "Active" generation systemericcrews

Unlimited range self charging electric pneumatic automotive system IP. intellectual property " released" open source.. Globally.

Rethinking the design and concept of an energy-effecient urban vehicleimad

Following is a concept of urban vehicle presented through two proposals which seek to re-evolve the design of private vehicle for effeciency

Revamping existing transportation systems to participate using solar energyvdhananjay

Building exclusive solar credit usage powerlines for all public transportation systems and distribution systems

RUF Dual Mode Transport System (Rapid Urban Flexible)prj

Combining the flexibility of the car with the efficiency of the train makes it possible to increase mobility and 100% powered by renewables

Solar Powered Vehicleseshiely2018

Solar energy could be used for transportation by using solar powered batteries to be used in vehicles as a clean alternative.

The 21st Century's ground transportation system lies just beneath your feetRobertoSG

Fast, flexible, safe & congestion-free. Zero-emissions. A vast platform for renewable energy and green, re-humanised cityscapes.

Traffic signal detecting smart carssaadithya

A car that can detect a taffic signal and turn engine on/off at a junction to save gas and reduce GHG emissions.

Transit X: Solar-powered mass transitTransit X

A carbon-free mass transit system that is 2 to 10 times faster than buses, trains, and cars. Convenient, dependable, affordable, and green.

Transportation Lifestyle Changessspritz

Reduce climate change by changing the way we think of transportation

Transportation: Marine Hyperloops for Humanity, the Environment, and ProfitsiWENN

Hyperloops for Humanity, the Environment, and Profits: A Mediterranean Marine Hyperloop/Refugee/Environmental Collaborative Proposal

Turning the miles you drive into clean energy money.The Solution is Here

Harnessing wasted, unused, overlooked & undiscovered mechanical energy that all vehicles make when they move to clean electricity

Utilizing Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology to Charge your Existing Electric Vehiclerplamth1

By producing hydrogen via algae growth and recycling platinum from catalytic converters, fuel cells can sustainably charge electric vehicles