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Transportation 2018

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Proposal creation

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Jun 1, 2017 12:00 EDT - Sep 10, 2017 06:00 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
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Sep 10, 2017 06:00 EDT - Oct 20, 2017 09:00 EDT
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Oct 20, 2017 09:00 EDT - Nov 6, 2017 06:00 EST
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Nov 6, 2017 06:00 EST - Dec 18, 2017 12:00 EST
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Dec 18, 2017 12:00 EST - Jan 15, 2018 11:00 EST
Winners are awarded

Jan 15, 2018 11:00 EST
What initiatives, policies, and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector?

Modern transportation is a driver of the global, connected economy. However, increased trade, mobility, and individual travel has caused a rise in energy demand of the sector. In light of this sector’s  dependency on fossil fuels, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation are growing at the highest rate of all end-use sectors. Further, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the transportation sector account for about 30% of all CO2 emissions in developed countries, and for about 23% of overall global anthropogenic CO2 emissions. Effective public interventions are necessary to reduce GHG emissions in the transport sector-- one of the only sectors where emissions are still growing. This contest seeks proposals that offer innovative ideas, or build upon existing ones, to significantly reduce GHG emissions in transportation around the world.

32 Proposals
Battery electric drive retrofit protocol for small commercial vehicles. Used cars, vans, delivery trucks--carbon emission free.
VGP is an online platform of atphosferic pollutants management from cargo and passenger transportation sector, integrating all supply chain.
A universal wireless charger for off-the-shelf e-bikes, cargo e-trikes and similar vehicles, enabling ubiquitous use in urban areas.
Grant Rights of Ways to Hyperloop, JPods and networks 5 times more efficient than highways for 5% of gross revenues. Cut GHG's 50% by 2025.
A Carbon Tax to offset excess emissions through the funding of renewable energy projects: Illustrated by the automotive industry
Conductive roads and conductive wheels of electric car will enable use of renewable energy for road transportation on the move.
Distribute fast moving consumer goods as easily and affordably as tap water via a new utility system specifically designed for this purpose.
Get rid of rotary propeller cavitation damage & low efficiency by powerful reciprocal shutter planar propeller at 95% above efficiency.
Fly like a bird with flapping-wings is always commuter's dream. Artificial wings matters, only shutter or umbrella wings can do heavy duty!
MINI ELEVATED GREEN TRAINS powered by renewable energy - urban mobility for all - a comprehensive solution to public transit.
AFM is a network of Urban Freight Stations connected through underground conveyance system for carbonless goods transportation in a city
EVs will replace combustion in a few decades. This project clears air inexpensively with a 3-minute installation and hiring poor ~RIGHT NOW~
Reimagine local transportation by expanding bike paths and introducing ebikes, then transitioning to autonomous climate controlled LEV pods.