Emission norms have been made stricter over the recent past, and with BS4 vehicles plying in our streets, we are sending fewer toxins into the atmosphere than before. However, that doesn’t prevent vehicles from emitting more pollutants than necessary. 3 students from Uttar Pradesh, have a unique solution to check vehicle emission.
Bikers all around will do good by using this application called BRHMAS (Biker and Rider Health Monitoring with Anti-Theft System), and its accompanying device, invented by the three college students.
Aman Chaturvedi, Shimona Clairae and Saumya Tiwari, are a team of engineering students from the Moradabad Institute of Technology in Uttar Pradesh. They are in the fourth year of their BTech (electronics and communications) course. They have created a device that will keep bikers informed of their vehicle’s emission levels. What’s better, is that it gives a warning of higher emission, for around ten days. If you don’t heed the warning after ten days, your bike’s ignition won’t work!
This control is essential, especially for those vehicles that aren’t conforming to norms. Gas sensors installed in the vehicle will detect the level of emission and immediately send a notification to the app linked to it. Cairae told The Times of India, how irregular maintenance causes two-wheelers to emit harmful gases. The three gas sensors on the vehicle will help monitor carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and emitted smoke. If the levels of these increase beyond permissible limits, a rider has ten days to get his vehicle checked, before the ignition stops working on the 11th day.
The three students have taken a leaf from their senior’s book. The seniors had invented sensors to detect helmet-less riding, drunk riding, and fingerprint-based security for engine ignition, last year. If all three conditions weren’t met, the vehicle wouldn’t start.
The trio added pollution monitoring, a pulse detector and an accident detector to their institution’s list of inventions this year. The former will detect any abnormalities in rider pulse rate, and the latter will send a notification to the nearest hospital or ambulance, in case of an accident. The device is likely to cost around Rs 7,000.
The fascinating invention was shortlisted for the semi-finals of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Texas Instruments India Innovation Challenge Design Contest 2017.
It also gave the three youngsters a berth among the chosen 73 finalists from an initial pool of 15,000 teams, and a chance to be among the 626 teams selected for Hackathon 2018, which will be organised by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The NS Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL), the hotspot of entrepreneurial activity at IIM Bangalore, is anchoring the Challenge Design Contest, which is being supported by MyGov.
It is indeed great to see the entrepreneurial spirit of these students from Uttar Pradesh, and it is even better when they do it for a cause.
(Edited by Shruti Singhal)