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Transportation 2016

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Jan 15, 2016 08:00 EST - May 23, 2016 08:00 EDT
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May 23, 2016 08:00 EDT - Jun 7, 2016 12:00 EDT
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Jun 7, 2016 12:00 EDT - Jun 16, 2016 12:00 EDT
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Jun 16, 2016 12:00 EDT - Jul 5, 2016 12:00 EDT
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Jul 5, 2016 12:00 EDT - Aug 1, 2016 12:00 EDT
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Aug 1, 2016 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
A comprehensive solution-mass transit for all: MINI ELEVATED cTrains: seating room only - minimal height-width-length - visibly acceptable.
Cars, trucks, busses could reduce total combustion by 90%
Roller-coasters (Rampways): The optimal transport system. Roll down-no motors; roll up-no brakes & energy captured. The Hyperloop is toast!
A refreshing new way to reactivate an old technology while enabling CO2 capture within cars.
Reducing non-exhaust pollution from transportation is another step in vehicles sustainability.
A carbon-free mass transit system that is 2 to 10 times faster than buses, trains, and cars. Convenient, dependable, affordable, and green.
Jatropha plant a renewable energy in the form of biodiesel for transportation.
By producing hydrogen via algae growth and recycling platinum from catalytic converters, fuel cells can sustainably charge electric vehicles
Solar energy could be used for transportation by using solar powered batteries to be used in vehicles as a clean alternative.
A car that can detect a taffic signal and turn engine on/off at a junction to save gas and reduce GHG emissions.
Fast, flexible, safe & congestion-free. Zero-emissions. A vast platform for renewable energy and green, re-humanised cityscapes.
Hyperloops for Humanity, the Environment, and Profits: A Mediterranean Marine Hyperloop/Refugee/Environmental Collaborative Proposal
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 hybrid vehicles of all sizes with a fast 5 minute charging graphene electrical energy storage device & LENR powered vehicles.
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
There is no general method to compare transportation efficiency. This contest entry propose using mpg multiplied by speed as definition.
Electric Cars use the energy stored in a battery for vehicle propulsion.
A electrical hoverbike as a new means of transportation.
High-speed podcars are completely powered by renewable energy. They replace a large percentage of flights as well as vehicular traffic.
Talented, creative, qualified employees live everywhere. Financial incentives motivate institutions to hire local workers over commuters.
Overhead JPods rails provide on-demand mobility for people/cargo, combining railroads efficiency with the on-demand service of the Internet.
Reduce climate change by changing the way we think of transportation
Following is a concept of urban vehicle presented through two proposals which seek to re-evolve the design of private vehicle for effeciency
Harnessing wasted, unused, overlooked & undiscovered mechanical energy that all vehicles make when they move to clean electricity
Combining the flexibility of the car with the efficiency of the train makes it possible to increase mobility and 100% powered by renewables
Unlimited range self charging electric pneumatic automotive system IP. intellectual property " released" open source.. Globally.
Building exclusive solar credit usage powerlines for all public transportation systems and distribution systems
Using battery storage companies can coordinate the collection of energy with pressurized water systems and high voltage drained power.