This ‘bike’ will not start if you are intoxicated

PRAYAGRAJ: In partnership with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Club, aspiring technocrats at the state’s only National Institute of Technology, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT)-Allahabad, have created an e-bike that won’t start if the rider is intoxicated.

With a four-hour charge, this inventive invention can go 60 kilometers at a peak speed of 70 miles per hour. In addition, it has many more features since, for increased safety, it integrates sophisticated technologies like alcohol detection systems, smoke sensors, and anti-theft alarms. Additionally, it is capable of contacting emergency services on its own in the event of an accident. The project was carried out under the direction of the associate professor in the MNNIT department of mechanical engineering. According to him, the bike simply stops trying to avert an accident if its sensors determine that the rider is intoxicated.

It can easily climb a steep road thanks to a technology called hill assist. He said that in the event of an emergency, it is even capable of contacting emergency services on its own. This innovative product, which came at a cost of around 1.30 lakh, was completed and unveiled recently in Bhopal, India, as part of a renowned competition held by the Imperial Society of Innovative Engineers (ISIE).

MNNIT was victorious in two categories, Best Design and the Future Award, in the face of intense competition from seventy teams nationwide. MNNIT managed to get into the top ten teams. A special mention is given to the third and final year BTech (Mechanical Engineering) students, Pulkit Singhal, Harsh Maharshi, Adarsh Kumar, Sumit Mishra, Yashav Bharti, Sandeep Yadav, Suryansh Pathak, Prashant Gupta, and Shivam Srivastava, who created the e-bike and represented MNNIT in the competition.