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Past Winners in the category Transportation

2017 - Transportation - Category Winner

ElectRoad - ElectRoad is paving the way for future clean and safe e-mobility solutions with a unique Dynamic Wireless Electrification System for electric transportation. ElectRoad’s revolutionary technology x removes the energy source (ie. NO battery, chemicals) from the vehicle and powers it wirelessly via minimal infrastructure located under the driving lane.

Category Finalists: BioSealcoat, Cloud-based Traffic Network Management - Data insights for more efficient traffic routing, Commuters ridesharing Netlift, GreenQ, Ogo Technology, Pouncer, Traveler app, WayCare

2016 - Transportation - Category Winner

Quanergy is a privately-held, Silicon-Valley-based technology company developing smart sensing solutions for real-time 3D mapping and object detection, tracking, and classification. Quanergy’s 3D time-of-flight LiDAR sensors were designed from the ground up to meet mass commercial deployment criteria in various markets. Quanergy’s technical innovations are covered by 8 patent applications. The technology roadmap covers multiple classes of high-performance LiDARs, with one class being based on mechanical, and other classes being solid state. The cost, performance, size and reliability metrics exceed those of existing state-of-the-art solutions by one to two orders of magnitude.

2015 - Transportation - Category Winner

Qualcomm Halo is a wireless approach to charging electrical cars.
2014 - Transportation - Category Winner

With fast-charging technology, the EcoRide bus can stay on the road longer than other electric buses while offering safe and energy-efficient transit. Proterra’s EcoRide bus is the first full-size, zero-emissions electric vehicle (EV) transit bus in revenue service in the United States. The bus features a fast-charge system that keeps it on the road with no overnight charging requirements. With on-route fast-charging, the bus can charge in as few as 5 minutes, keeping it in passenger service for as long as required. Proterra states that the bus can cover 480+ kilometres per day. The composite body of the bus provides a 20% to 40% weight reduction without jeopardizing safety. The body of the bus is stronger and more resistant to crashes, leading to a 40% longer lifespan.
2013 - Transportation - Category Winner

The MIT Media Lab invented a small, two-passenger electric vehicle capable of folding in order to minimize its parking footprint. It uses a technology called “Robot Wheels” that make it possible for each wheel to operate independently and navigate tight spaces.
2012 - Transportation - Category Winner

This invention by Japanese technology giant Mitsubishi aims to cut CO2 emissions from ships and increase fuel efficiency. The system sends air to the bottom of the hull, which creates a layer of bubbles, reducing drag and moving the ship more efficiently. The system cuts CO2 emissions by 13%. The goal is to make it the standard for all vessels, from ferries to bulk carriers to cruise ships.
2011 - Transportation - Category Winner

The Nissan LEAF is a zero-emission, all-electric vehicle with an ambitious mission. The LEAF acronym promises a vehicle that is a Leading, Environmentally-friendly, Affordable, Family car.



Ambition is the path to success, persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.

William Eardley IV, Public Servant
Regardless of the advancement of communication systems and automated processes, we will always need ways to get things (including ourselves) from point A to point B. This category covers innovations and efforts leading to safe and accessible, low- or zero-carbon transportation forms and efforts to improve current methods of mass transportation of materials.

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A K Singh Suryavanshi

A K Singh SuryavanshiDr.

Vice Chancellor of SGT University (Delhi capital area, India), an university that has 17 schools and a functional hospital
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Bernhard Bukovc

Bernhard BukovcChairman, Postal Innovation Platform

Bernhard is the Managing Director of the Postal Innovation Platform (PIP), an initiative focusing on the future for the postal and logistics industry.
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