21-year-old engineering student in Bhopal develops 'driverless kit'

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Apr 12, 2015 17:01 IST

If you are finding it difficult to swerve through the narrow bylanes of your city, then let the car do the driving itself. Surprised?

A third year electronic engineering student of Oriental Institute of Technology in Bhopal has developed a ‘driverless kit’ that can convert a common car into an automatic one and make it run without a driver.

Sushant Patnayak, 21, gave a demonstration of his high-tech gadget at Search and Research Youth Conclave-2015 at National Institute of Technical Teacher Training and Research (NITTTR), Bhopal on Saturday.

Talking to Hindustan Times on Saturday, Sushant said: "The car uses sensors to run without a driver and detect hurdles timely."

"The Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh worth kit can be fitted in any car or sports utility vehicles (SUVs) easily. The owner or user can drive the car from his office or home with the help of just a wristband," he said.

"I have installed the kit in a car modified by Rahul Kukreja to perform tests. I am still working on the technology to make it glitch-free."

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