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NIT students design eco-friendly vehicle

Their idea became innovation as soon as they materialized it. Hear it from the innovative minds of Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT) who made a human power vehicle which can be run like a cycle by paddling it.

punjab Updated: Jan 22, 2014 19:13 IST
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Their idea became innovation as soon as they materialized it. Hear it from the innovative minds of Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT) who made a human power vehicle which can be run like a cycle by paddling it.


A group of technocrat students of electronics and communication and mechanical engineering department have named the vehicle 'Anant'.

Based on the concept of vehicular stability, the students have designed the manual vehicle considering air pollution and wastage of petrol.

The team included Prabhakar Gupta, Pawan Kumar, Aashish Kumar, Akash Gupta, Avinash Pratap Singh, Dheeraj Kumar Singh, Atul Prashar, Ankur Vats, Shubham Goyal, Prateek Brar and Nikunj Garg along with associate professor and advisor Pramod Kumar.

“We have designed and fabricated the human powered vehicle. The special features of this vehicle are that this vehicle is driven only by human power. The comfort level of the driver has been kept in mind while designing it. The vehicle doesn't work with battery and fuel. Rather it runs manually by peddles,” said Nikunj Garg.

He added that the vehicle could be run on cratered roads. “For this we have used double wish bone suspension system and for safety issue, rollover protection system has also been implemented.”

“It is like a tricycle having gears and light weight aluminium alloy. Each and every part of the vehicle has been fabricated by us. We took 30 days to complete the vehicle. We have also used speedometer GPS receiver module arduino with console to get our position through satellite and programmed the arduino accordingly to get the speed more accurate than simple speedometers.

Another student added that they had used the dynamo to generate direct current using belt pulley arrangement with simple direct current motor.

Jalandhar: Their idea became innovation as soon as they materialized it. Hear it from the innovative minds of Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT) who made a human power vehicle which can be run like a cycle by paddling it.


A group of technocrat students of electronics and communication and mechanical engineering department have named the vehicle 'Anant'.