Students develop Pedestrian Safety device during Smart India Hackathon
6 Engineering Students of Chandigarh Group of College, Landran under the team ‘machVEDA’ recently won Hardware edition of Smart India Hackathon 2019. The Grand Finale of the World’s biggest open innovation model was conducted simultaneously across 18 nodal centres in India. One amongst 250 teams who got shortlisted for the 5-day long Hackathon, the team from CGC Landran worked day in and day out for the problem statement given to them by multinational car Manufacturing Corporation, Mahindra & Mahindra. 12 teams worked concurrently for this particular problem statement ‘Pedestrian Safety device in Automobiles’ at the Incubation Center, Forge Accelerator, Coimbatore which was one of the nodal centres. Team leader, Apoorva Negi along with Aastha Agarwal, Apoorv Dubey, Sanjeet Choudhary, Divyam Gogia and Rohit Jadon were awarded a cash prize of Rs. 1 Lakh.
While briefing about their project Team leader, Apoorva Negi said that “We have used machine learning-based algorithm to detect the movement of pedestrians which was further used by the mechanical actuator to interface with the brake pedal. Since breaking requires real-time data like the current speed of the car, engine information, so we used CAN network protocol to siphon data from all the electronics and sensors present in the car to process those variables in real-time. We worked on a recently launched development board ‘Nvidia Jetson Nano’. Our design can be installed in any type of car whether it diesel, petrol or electric”.