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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 nameAuthor(s)ModifiedContributors

Mini Elevated cTrains (caterpillar trains)Emil Jacob and 1 other

7/24/17 Team only
A comprehensive solution to mass transit Elevated mini trains: seating room only - minimal height width and length

External Combustion, Closed loop Steam EngineKevin Vonmoses

6/15/16 Team only
Cars, trucks, busses could reduce total combustion by 90%

The Roller-coaster ("Rampways") : The Perfect Transportation SystemHugh Loebner

6/15/16 Team only
Roller-coasters (Rampways): The optimal transport system. Roll down-no motors; roll up-no brakes & energy captured. The Hyperloop is toast!

Blast from the Past: A Water-Powered Acetylene EngineBlast from the Past

6/15/16 Team only
A refreshing new way to reactivate an old technology while enabling CO2 capture within cars.

Transit X: Solar-powered mass transitTransit X

6/9/16 Team only
A carbon-free mass transit system that is 2 to 10 times faster than buses, trains, and cars. Convenient, dependable, affordable, and green.

Jatropha: The New Bio-Fuel For TransportationNaresh Bhatt

5/24/16 Team only
Jatropha plant a renewable energy in the form of biodiesel for transportation.

Utilizing Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology to Charge your Existing Electric VehicleRoshan Plamthottam

5/24/16 Team only
By producing hydrogen via algae growth and recycling platinum from catalytic converters, fuel cells can sustainably charge electric vehicles

Solar Powered VehiclesErin Shiely

5/23/16 Team only
Solar energy could be used for transportation by using solar powered batteries to be used in vehicles as a clean alternative.

Traffic signal detecting smart carsAadhithya Sujith

5/23/16 Team only
A car that can detect a taffic signal and turn engine on/off at a junction to save gas and reduce GHG emissions.

The 21st Century's ground transportation system lies just beneath your feetRobert Smith-gillespie

5/23/16 Team only
Fast, flexible, safe & congestion-free. Zero-emissions. A vast platform for renewable energy and green, re-humanised cityscapes.

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

5/20/16 Team only
Hyperloops for Humanity, the Environment, and Profits: A Mediterranean Marine Hyperloop/Refugee/Environmental Collaborative Proposal

Reducing non-exhaust pollution from transportation.Filip Za???ny

5/19/16 Team only
Reducing non-exhaust pollution from transportation is another step in vehicles sustainability.

City Density—Friend of Trip EfficiencyThe Geonomists

5/19/16 Team only
Cities cater to cars, not people. New fuels, motors, and modes of transport all pale beside fewer, shorter trips, due to in-filling cities.

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

5/16/16 Team only
Electric hybrid vehicles of all sizes with a fast 5 minute charging graphene electrical energy storage device & LENR powered vehicles.

Adjust traffic lights globally to push CO2 to forrests when they inhale CO2Deivis Bluznevi?ius

5/16/16 Team only
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

Define transportation efficiency and create ground vehicle contestOTEC is the solution

5/13/16 Team only
There is no general method to compare transportation efficiency. This contest entry propose using mpg multiplied by speed as definition.

Modifying a gasoline car into an electric carHira Pant

5/9/16 Team only
Electric Cars use the energy stored in a battery for vehicle propulsion.

Electrical Hoverbikes!Spencer Robinson

5/5/16 Team only
A electrical hoverbike as a new means of transportation.

High-Speed Podcars for intercity travel and cargo transportFrancois Allard

4/13/16 Team only
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 commutesMandi Leigh

4/13/16 Team only
Talented, creative, qualified employees live everywhere. Financial incentives motivate institutions to hire local workers over commuters.

JPods: Solar-Powered Mobility NetworksJPods

4/13/16 Team only
Overhead JPods rails provide on-demand mobility for people/cargo, combining railroads efficiency with the on-demand service of the Internet.

Transportation Lifestyle ChangesSamantha Spritz

2/29/16 Team only
Reduce climate change by changing the way we think of transportation

Rethinking the design and concept of an energy-effecient urban vehicleImad Uddin

2/29/16 Team only
Following is a concept of urban vehicle presented through two proposals which seek to re-evolve the design of private vehicle for effeciency

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

2/29/16 Team only
Harnessing wasted, unused, overlooked & undiscovered mechanical energy that all vehicles make when they move to clean electricity

RUF Dual Mode Transport System (Rapid Urban Flexible)Palle Jensen

2/23/16 Team only
Combining the flexibility of the car with the efficiency of the train makes it possible to increase mobility and 100% powered by renewables

Pneumatic Electric "Active" generation systemEric Crews

2/22/16 Team only
Unlimited range self charging electric pneumatic automotive system IP. intellectual property " released" open source.. Globally.

Revamping existing transportation systems to participate using solar energyDhananjay Venuri

2/22/16 Team only
Building exclusive solar credit usage powerlines for all public transportation systems and distribution systems

Collection of recycled energy using battery storagePatrick Sullivan

2/22/16 Team only
Using battery storage companies can coordinate the collection of energy with pressurized water systems and high voltage drained power.