“Flying backpacks for personal use, shuttles that fly over the city, buses powered by solar-energy, MegLev railways and ultra-high-speed elevators, and transit devices that instantly place people at their destination… Science fictions always have exuberant and dramatic imagination for the picture of future city transportation. If you look back at the journey we have taken, the changes have already penetrated into reality from the sci-fi world. What kind of future city will we harvest?"
On October 18th, 2018, following the wonderful sound made by a smart robotic host and the flashes of AI scene of future city transportation, the first “Future Transportation Public Welfare Forum” kicked off at the National Convention Center.
AI Demonstration produced by the Director of 3D Operation and Maintenance from Nirvana in Fire, All Quiet in Peking
This somewhat different environmental public welfare forum was planned by a few project officers from the Energy and Transportation Innovation Center (iCET) in an afternoon a few months ago. “This idea is excellent. The future urban transportation can really be more intelligent, energy-efficient, and more technological, just as in science fictions. In the future, people will pay more attention to the natural harmony of technology, humanity, and the environment." said Dr. An Feng, Head of the Energy and Transportation Innovation Center.
Dr. An Feng, Founder and Executive Director of the Energy and Transportation Innovation Center.
Imagining the Future
After the opening of dazzling sci-fi scenes, the famous science fiction writer Ms. Ling Chen and the founder of the "Science Fiction Cube", Mr. Cheng Quan, talked about urban transportation in 50 years. "I think flying cars will be the most common means of transit in the future. There will also be light speed vehicles and nuclear-powered vehicles. Of course, the light speed and nuclear-powered vehicles are manned to other planets," said Ms. Ling Chen.
Science Fiction Writers and Sci-fi Media Professionals Talked About Future Transportation
"Imagining the future also requires focuses on the reality. At present, our exploration of new energy fields is still stagnating. However, the problems of smog and rising temperatures appear. We have to step down and think about what we can do now." The topic is directed to the real world problems by Mr. Cheng Quan.
Mr. Xu Guang, Secretary General of the China Environmental Protection Foundation, shared the public welfare projects of CEPF in recent years. " The exploration of the Chinese automotive industry in the field of environmental public welfare is still remarkable. The public welfare practices of Ford, FAW-Volkswagen, Cadillac and other car companies are also very successful." said Mr. Xu Guang.
Xu Guang, Secretary General of the China Environmental Protection Foundation
The following three brands, GoFun Travel, Mobike Bicycle and Beiqi New Energy, shared their stories in innovation and combination of business and public welfare fields from the perspective of shared travel, bicycle travel and new energy vehicles.
Qin Ling, Chief Marketing Officer of GoFun
Tian Xiang, Dean of the Mobike Policy Research Institute
Hu Enping, Director of Beiqi New Energy Public Relations
Protecting the Earth
More technical and more exciting talks are concentrated in the forum's environmental protection section. The topic and discussion were hosted and led by Mr. Gong Huiming, Director of Transportation Project at Energy Foundation China.
Gong Huiming, Director of the Transportation Project at Energy Foundation China
When talking about the “blue-sky defense” in transportation field, Mr. Wu Ye, Deputy Dean of School of Environment, Tsinghua University, said, “We still have a long journey to take before we can enter the “African Blue” normalization model. We will see more and more of the “African Blue” in the future. But this requires a long process.” Ms. Ni Hong, Director of the Major Project Office of the Motor Vehicle Emissions Monitoring Center of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, said that “China is expected to reduce emissions in the transportation sector through carrying out works in three aspects: oil, road and car. In addition, China needs to gradually shift the focus on bicycle emissions to the adjustment of the traffic structure and the adjustment of the energy structure.” In this regard, Mr. Liu Shengqiang, Director of the Environmental Resources Office of the Planning and Research Institute of the Ministry of Transportation, also stated that “The current transportation structure adjustment has risen to a political prominence. The direction of adjusting the transportation structure, increasing the amount of railway freight and reducing the amount of road freight is very clear." For the energy-saving and emission-reduction aspect of new energy vehicles, Ms. Sun Xin, Head of the China Automotive Low-Carbon Action Plan of China Automotive Technology and Research Center Co., Ltd. stressed the importance of the system evaluation of the entire life cycle of automobiles. From the perspective of public participation, Ms. Tao Wei, Director of the Green Travel Center of the Beijing Environment Exchange, proposed to innovate the green market mechanism and encourage individuals to participate in green travel.
Managers of Charity Foundation Talked With Experts About "Blue Sky Defense Actions"
iCET has continuously made efforts in the fields of new energy vehicles and energy-saving and environment-friendly vehicles. It has researched and developed the Green Car China project and the BestEV project. With the introduction of iCET projects, the 8th Green Car China Award Ceremony 2018 pushed the forum to a climax. This award ceremony awarded a total of 15 models. These include, top models on Green Car China list in terms of small car, compact car, mid-size car, SUV, MPV, hybrid, plug-in hybrid cars. It also awarded the highest-scoring green car on the list of the 2017 best-selling cars. The winning models are as follows:
Mr. Xu Guang, Secretary General of the China Environmental Protection Foundation, Mr. Ding Yadong, Deputy Secretary General of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, Mr. Zhang Li, Secretary General of the Alashan SEE Foundation, Mr. Gong Huiming, Director of the Energy Foundation Transportation Project, and the founder of the Energy and Transportation Innovation Center Mr. An Feng, Executive Director, Mr. Wu Ye, Vice President of the School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Mr. Liu Shengqiang, Director of the Environmental Resources Department of the Planning and Research Institute of the Ministry of Transport, Ms. Zhang Ruiying, Executive Director of the Network of Environmental Sponsors (CEGA), Ms. Ling Chen, famous science fiction writer, ams Mr. Zhu Dan, editor-in-chief of the Auto Review, have awarded honors to the models on the Green Car China list. Many brands have expressed their willingness to continue to develop more environment friendly vehicles from the perspective of green production and energy saving.
The 8th Green Car China Winners’ Representatives and Presenters
Green Car China (www.greencarchina.org) is the earliest open, objective and scientific evaluation system for the environmental impact of all-market cars in China. Each year, it will evaluate the most environment friendly models according to classification of cars to guide consumers in purchasing. It received official support from the Motor Vehicle Emissions Monitoring Center of the Ministry of Ecology and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). The project is a mature public welfare project that has been in operation for 8 years. Through data analysis of environment-friendly TOP models of the past eight years, Daimler and BMW are seen as the leading companies in the number of top models, ranking the 1st and the 2nd respectively. Lexus, Geely Automobile, FAW-Volkswagen, SAIC-GM, Chery Automobile and other car companies also ranked on top of the list. It seems that in terms of energy saving and emission reduction, foreign brands possess more competitive strengths, but domestic brands are catching up.
With the deployment of China's new energy vehicle development strategy and the rapid development of domestic new energy vehicles in the past few years, consumers' acceptance of new energy vehicles is increasing. We can imagine that in the future of automobile consumption market, to choose more environment friendly cars will become an important consideration. In that way, we can truly achieve worldwide energy saving and emission reduction goals, in order to actively respond to climate change, thereby slowing down global warming.