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The future of transportation briony haecten


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The future of transportation briony haecten

  1. 1. The Future of Transportation by Briony Haechten
  2. 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. 3. Environmental Concerns• Pollution/air, soil, water quality• Climate change• Health hazards• Consumption of nonrenewable resources• Land use• Biodiversity
  4. 4. Environmental Concerns
  5. 5. Environmental ConcernsGreenhouse Gas Emission Sources
  6. 6. Environmental Concerns
  7. 7. Options• Intelligent systems• Alternative fuels• Alternative modes
  8. 8. Options Intelligent Systems• Traffic predictions• Vehicle improvements• Proper maintenance for improved efficiency• Increased standards for vehicle performance
  9. 9. Options Alternative Fuels• Biodiesel• Compressed Natural Gas• Electricity/ fuel cells• Ethanol/ flex-fuel• Hydrogen• Liquefied natural gas• Propane• CO2 fuel???
  10. 10. Options Even more alternatives• Walking/ biking• Telecommute• Solar• Water• Wind• Compressed air• Algae• Maglev
  11. 11. OptionsAlternative Modes Maglev Shanghai 2003
  12. 12. Options Alternative Modes
  13. 13. CurrentElectric/hybrid cars• How they work• Advantages• Limitations
  14. 14. Current
  15. 15. Current Advantages• Lowered costs for maintenance/operation• Fuel efficiency• Lowered emissions• Energy dependency
  16. 16. Current Limitations• Lowered emissions??• Battery life• Costs• Lack of infrastructure
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  18. 18. The End
  19. 19. Works Cited• Brief_EconomicModel2030_f.pdf• portation/afvs/ev+nev.html• n/conc2en/ch2c5en.html