E rickshaw — The best solution for last-mile in Southeast Asia countries
The vehicle, we called it an electric rickshaw, would run on predefined routes
Some people is working on a driverless autonomous shuttle vehicle to provide last-mile connectivity to urban Indians.
The vehicle, an electric rickshaw, would run on predefined routes. It would first shuttle between points in the university campus and in the future, provide hassle-free connectivity to modes of public transport such as Metro services.
“It will do automatic static obstacle avoidance, lane following, read basic traffic signals, follow speed limits, and navigate through a 3D map,” Sanjit Kaul, one of the team members of the project, said.
The project began in April 2016 when the artificial intelligence research centre of the institute was founded.
“Our current choice of vehicle platform is an electric rickshaw, and currently, we are working on providing shuttle service within the IIIT-Delhi campus,” Kaul said.
Others in the team include Dr Saket Anand, Dr P B Sujit along with Ph.d students of the institute.
To keep the cost per shuttle low, the team also plans to leverage state-of-the-art computational techniques that enables reducing the cost of sensing hardware needed for each of these vehicles.
“We are also hoping to replicate it on Mahindra’s electric car which we received from the company as part of the Mahindra Rise Driverless Car Challenge,” Kaul said
choosing a Electric rickshaw
This is a good way to solve the last-mile traveling problem for people.
Also Modi government pushes for alternative fuels, electric vehicles in bid to curb air pollution.
Air pollution is the global problem now. As well India. Within these 10 years, electric rickshaw is growing in the whole India, and other southeast Asia countries. India government is also seeking solution to keep the air clean. So it means now e rickshaw industry is an industry which been supported by government. Also it has completely system (from spare parts to the whole e rickshaw), there’s a body call “Icat” who will issue Icat for qualified e rickshaw, and then companies in India can get legal number plate for their electric rickshaw. Where there is e rickshaw, there is e rickshaw spare parts.
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