LPU students build driver-less Solar Bus
December 27: Students of different departments of Lovely Professional University (LPU) have built a driver-less, solar-powered bus. The bus will be used to welcome and ferry Prime Minister to the venue of the Indian Science Congress to be held on the LPU campus on January 3.
The design of the bus has been made keeping in mind the Indian conditions and the vehicle will cost Rs 6 lakh. Since the engine is both battery and solar powered, so its running cost is almost negligible. The bus has a maximum speed of 30 km per hour and could have a seating capacity of 10-30 persons.
Over 300 students from mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering departments of the university collaborated under the guidance of LPU professors and experts to design and fabricate the vehicle. The fabrication is being done at the campus project studio.
The bus is completely pollution free and uses only renewable energy in the form of electric motor and solar power for propulsion. Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communication technology has been used to make the bus driverless.
The bus also uses GPS and Bluetooth for navigation and could be controlled within a radius of 10 metres. Ashok Mittal, LPU Chancellor, said, “The bus is one of the interesting projects done by the students. The Indian Science Congress will further be a great exposure for our students.” Mandeep Singh, project head, said, “We are very happy to design a completely driverless and eco-friendly bus to welcome PM Modi. If his schedule and safety preparations permit, we would love to give him a tour of our campus in the bus.”
WILL FERRY PM TO SCIENCE MEET VENUE
■ The bus will be used to welcome and ferry Prime Minister to the venue of the Indian Science Congress to be held on the LPU campus on January 3.
■ The design of the bus has been made keeping in mind the Indian conditions and the vehicle will cost ~6 lakh.
■ The bus has a maximum speed of 30 km per hour and a seating capacity of 10-30 persons.
Disclaimer: We took this information from “The Tribune” newspaper published on 28th Dec. 2018 on page Number:2. So all rights of above information goes to this newspaper only.
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