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Pinternihyeee
 Indonesia
Train accident not train wreck Printer Friendly Version
Trains are an achievement of transportation economics of scale. Why not implement safety devices in it as well?
Everyone knows what total wrecks colliding trains become. The focus of blame and/or responsibility to avoid this catastrophe, has solely been on concise scheduling and line coordination of the railways network. Why not boost the odds in favour of less catastrophic results and concern for accidents/mishaps occuring?
Here's how :
Pass an international law AND create a "railcar/caboose" to ALWAYS be placed at the end of a train AND immediately after the locomotive(s), with the sole purpose of ABSORBING or at least CUSHIONING the forces of impact! I have roughly designed such a railcar using impact absorbing technologies already available in the public domain. All it needs is further verification/testing towards specific design and technologies. Sounds right? Tell me!
Reward: Pilot Project deployed in Indonesia. Device named in my honour. That's fine! 

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Robert Tyldesley
 United Kingdom
Travel lite Printer Friendly Version
Today airline passengers travelling on "low cost" airlines do not want to waste their precious luggage allowance checking in heavy suitcases. Many low cost airlines restrict passengers to exceedingly low permitted weights of check in luggage. Ryanair allow 15 kilo and charge $20+ per kilo for excess. There is a market for a strong ultra lightweight wheeled carrier combined with for an ultra lightweight bag. Ideal would be a "hi tec" folding wheeled carrier which can be used in combination with "check in" and "carry on" luggage. The days of "designer label luggage" could be over if the traveller could opt for a trusted engineering product which would deliver a practical solution to a 21st century problem. Have more ideas about this design.
Reward: Contribution to an agreed charity 

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Tyardley
 USA
Gas Pump Insert Cash Printer Friendly Version
A gas pump that you can insert cash into (similar to a vending machine). I know theft could be a problem, but it would be similar to a ATM. This would be a convenience for people who don't use debit cards.
Reward: a hug 

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