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Transportation 2016

Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

Jan 15, 2016 EST - May 23, 2016 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

May 23, 2016 EDT - Jun 7, 2016 EDT
Proposal revisions
Semi-finalists can improve their proposals

Jun 7, 2016 EDT - Jun 16, 2016 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Jun 16, 2016 EDT - Jul 5, 2016 EDT
Voting period
Public Voting Period

Jul 5, 2016 EDT - Aug 1, 2016 EDT
Winners are awarded

Aug 1, 2016 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)

Solar Powered VehiclesErin Shiely

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

Revamping existing transportation systems to participate using solar energyDhananjay Venuri

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

Pneumatic Electric "Active" generation systemEric Crews

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

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

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

Electrical Hoverbikes!Spencer Robinson

A electrical hoverbike as a new means of transportation.

Transportation Lifestyle ChangesSamantha Spritz

Reduce climate change by changing the way we think of transportation

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

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

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

Collection of recycled energy using battery storagePatrick Sullivan

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

Modifying a gasoline car into an electric carHira Pant

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Jatropha: The New Bio-Fuel For TransportationNaresh Bhatt

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

Traffic signal detecting smart carsAadhithya Sujith

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

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

Incentives for hiring local workers to reduce GHGs created during commutesMandi Leigh

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

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.

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.

High-Speed Podcars for intercity travel and cargo transportFrancois Allard

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