India’s first driverless, solar-powered bus made by students at just Rs 6 lakh!


India’s first driverless, solar-powered bus made by students at just Rs 6 lakh!

Students at LPU (Lovely Professional University) have developed India’s first driverless, solar-powered bus. The vehicle was showcased at the 106th edition of the Indian Science Congress (INC).

The said event was inaugurated by the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi yesterday. The bus was used to ferry Modi to the event on Thursday. The said smart bus will reportedly enter into commercial services towards the end of this year.

The bus has been made by over 300 students from mechanical, computer and electrical engineering with assistance from professors of the college. The driverless bus uses renewable energy that is delivered with an electric motor and solar power.

With this set up, the bus can manage to reach a top speed of 30 kmph and can travel up to 70 km per single full charge. The bus has a capacity to seat 10 to 30 people. Read More

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