The Smart Hybrid Car (SHC) is the world’s most fuel efficient car and can only be driven by an authorized person, using a finger scanner…programmed to not start up if the driver has consumed alcohol or does not have normal blood pressure and body temperature…
A very unique stall was seen this year at the Auto Expo 2014 where the students of LPU showcased 15 concept vehicles designed, developed, and manufactured by them.
A part of the attractive line up of vehicles displayed at the expo were LPU’s array of new offerings – the world’s first family solar car, the world’s smallest car, a mobile operated driverless car, unique bikes, the Hybrid Cryogen Engine, the Hexa Copter, and All-Terrain Vehicles. Developed as a part of the world class application based curriculum at LPU, each project highlights the talent, and the thrust given to creativity, at the university.
The world’s first family solar car does not need any prevalent costly fuel and is highest mileage vehicle on solar energy. The ‘driverless car can be operated from a mobile phone from anywhere in the world. While ‘Retro Voiture’, world’s smallest car designed on vintage model has royal looks with modern technology, the Smart Hybrid Car (SHC) is the world’s most fuel efficient car and can only be driven by an authorized person, using a finger scanner. The vehicle also has been programmed to not start if the driver has consumed alcohol or does not have normal blood pressure and body temperature. There are also unique bikes on display that can work on duel energy sources. The students and faculty have also produced innovative accessories likthe Hybrid Cryogen Engine which utilizes nitrogen to make it extremely fuel efficient with a running cost of just Rs 0.57/km, whereas, the Hexa Copter is the future messenger in avionics and can be used for deliveries to customers, air surveillance and high altitude photo shoots.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ashok Mittal, Chancellor, Lovely Professional University said, “It’s a privilege to be a part of Delhi Auto Expo and see a showcasing our University’s talent. We aim to be a truly global university where innovation, technological advancement and R&D are at the core of every initiative we undertake. This project is a sneak peek into the talent and innovation at LPU. Conceptualized on both inventive and practical factors, these vehicles will be commercialized later. All the vehicles have a freshness in their designs as these students’ creativity was not limited by the industry expectation but propelled by a huge passion and dedication to provide practical solutions. I am overwhelmed by their genius and wish them all the best in their future endeavours”. Mr. Mittal also disclosed that the university is in serious discussion with one of the global fortune top 50 companies for design collaboration for these as well as future projects of the university. He added that the details of the collaboration would be shared very soon.