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  • 1. The Future of Transportation by Briony Haechten
  • 2. The Future of Transportation• Why is transportation an environmental concern?• What kinds of options do we have at improving transportation?• What are we currently researching or implementing?
  • 3. Environmental Concerns• Pollution/air, soil, water quality• Climate change• Health hazards• Consumption of nonrenewable resources• Land use• Biodiversity
  • 4. Environmental Concernshttp://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQNL2ttgoPMa8G0FpTRDRSI_u05HqFB_7esVfdFwowfl-4VSMR3http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qoJr7kKgahs/TD_R5DBfQjI/AAAAAAAAC0U/ADjDswJliiQ/s400/Tuning-exhaust-01.jpghttp://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS0Mw1aBIABeC-X9oln3kfo6ezI4JLBNKWk1XA2CXAJCldjS6oZhttp://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT9qGOAkWA_h44usk1u2ekCJNMe6GFPL__yGgZXz5zU8yRuIHZB
  • 5. Environmental ConcernsGreenhouse Gas Emission Sources http://www.volpe.dot.gov/infosrc/highlts/09/jul/images/piechart.jpg
  • 6. Environmental Concerns http://blog.yellowdoggdesigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Car-driving-tips-in-traffic.jpg http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ7Kth2QIZl0rdQScoT1Fng7HFAHBmgJYHUOvdG0f7NOVK5-pKFmg http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTP0ezux0wjEzcKZ9E7VVjVyDP164m-hgEad9WefSScSnB0Z0ww http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSix5c8_RLRQQ0vlzWQLERAq0Y8PxWYvOhoEYIu1w0-DXUzgpYc
  • 7. Options• Intelligent systems• Alternative fuels• Alternative modes
  • 8. Options Intelligent Systems• Traffic predictions• Vehicle improvements• Proper maintenance for improved efficiency• Increased standards for vehicle performance
  • 9. Options Alternative Fuels• Biodiesel• Compressed Natural Gas• Electricity/ fuel cells• Ethanol/ flex-fuel• Hydrogen• Liquefied natural gas• Propane• CO2 fuel???
  • 10. Options Even more alternatives• Walking/ biking• Telecommute• Solar• Water• Wind• Compressed air• Algae• Maglev
  • 11. OptionsAlternative Modes Maglev Shanghai 2003 http://www.smtdc.com/en/pic/wm_07.jpg
  • 12. Options Alternative Modeshttp://www.terrafugia.com/news_media.htmlhttp://farm5.static.flickr.com/4086/5393783043_8191727fa4.jpghttp://newlife.fm/newlifepraise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Maverick-Press-Pic-31.jpg
  • 13. CurrentElectric/hybrid cars• How they work• Advantages• Limitations
  • 14. Currenthttp://images.thecarconnection.com/sml/chevrolet_100167168_s.jpghttp://climatelab.org/@api/deki/files/2/=phev_schematic_graphic.jpg
  • 15. Current Advantages• Lowered costs for maintenance/operation• Fuel efficiency• Lowered emissions• Energy dependency
  • 16. Current Limitations• Lowered emissions??• Battery life• Costs• Lack of infrastructure
  • 17. http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT2klDpSDLtrWuYmwvLXDv1mt1gInuubgZeoc0k0R_9k5LQGrgq
  • 18. The Endhttp://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT2klDpSDLtrWuYmwvLXDv1mt1gInuubgZeoc0k0R_9k5LQGrgq
  • 19. Works Cited• http://cet.berkeley.edu/dl/CET_Technical%20 Brief_EconomicModel2030_f.pdf• http://www.consumerenergycenter.org/trans portation/afvs/ev+nev.html• http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/eng/ch2e n/conc2en/ch2c5en.html

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