Many of these are for industry, construction, energy and infrastructure rather than for individual use – but here, with energy storage, tidal turbines, magnetic refrigeration, simulation software for architects, and intelligent power management, is the European 2008 Guardian/Library House CleanTech 100.
Experiences on London Underground (where I’m almost certainly destined to die in an altercation) over the past decade or so have bred the guilty dream of travelling where other people are not, so I particularly liked the idea of personal urban public transport. No leaky headphones. No mobile phones. No bags which should be on the floor swinging into your knees. No clouds of make-up showering down in the morning. Nobody’s newspaper in front of your face. Nobody not giving up the priority seats. Nobody making terrible use of the space. No Kentucky Fried Chicken or squelching gum nausea. Imagine.
UPDATE: see Fermin Rocker and Public Spaces.