Indias first low cost-solar powered bus is ready to hit the road

Indias solar bus designed and developed by engineering students of Lovely Professional University, this driverless bus is powered by solar energy would cost around 6 lakh, and was completed in a span of 12 months.

With the raising pollution in our country, the need for some eco-friendly and renewable energy utilization transport has become the need of the hour.

To deal with the issue, a group of 300 students developed Indias first low-cost solar powered driverless bus. This solar driven bus was showcased at the 106th edition of Indian Science Congress (INC) held at Jalandhar in Punjab. The bus was also used to ferry Prime Minister Modi to inaugurate the event.

Students from Mechanical, Electrical and Computer Engineering departments of Lovely Professional University have been part of this project.

The project took nearly 12 months to be completed and the students were assisted by their professors.

The bus has the capacity to seat 10-30 people and can travel at a speed of 30 km, up-to a distance of 70 km on a single charge. The bus is powered by the solar energy, and also can run on an electric motor.

In addition to its hybrid energy source, the bus also uses GPS and Bluetooth technology and can be controlled within the radius of 10m.

As reported by India Today With the integration of ultra-sonic and Infra-red Sensors,  the bus detects wireless signals, which enables it to run without the assistance of a driver. The technology of the bus makes it suitable for commuting in airports and industrial complexes, which demand the need for low-range and pollution free vehicles.

According to the report the bus will enter the commercial market by the end of this year and will be available at a price of 6 lakh.