Team 6 Member Institutions:
- PES University (India)
- MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences (India)
- SJCE Mysore (India)
- Wuhan University (China)
- Michigan Tech (USA)
- ITAM (Mexico)
About our team:
Team 6 focuses on solving a mobility problem, which will be buildable and theoretically produced for mass-production using current technology. It is important to consider sustainability, as we all must be aware of the trade-offs we make to simultaneously improve our lives and the environment. India has been chosen as the target market with the hope of finding a solution to the transportation needs considering the population growth.
Bearing in mind key take-aways from the predictions of the World Energy Council regarding the world transportation scenario by 2050, our project kick started with a comprehensive assessment of the needs of the transportation sector. The data collected from an ethanographic survey of a typical metropolitan city was analysed and a problem statement was formulated. A design process was subsequently initiated.
Team 6’s concept is of an electric module that is scalable, customizable and convertible with its core characteristic being the ability of connecting two modules. The concept also incorporates virtual vehicle to vehicle communication systems and integrability with smart phone applications.
The following are the comprising Universities of team six and their respective roles:
PES University – PES University is a university in Bangalore, the silicon valley of India. Established in 1972, it is focused on four main educational areas: Engineering, Medicine, Management and Life Sciences. PES University was involved in the engineering aspect.
MSRUAS – MS Ramiah University is an innovation university that focuses on UG and PG education, Research, Training, consultancy, skill and Leadership development, which is also situated in Bangalore, India.M.S. Ramiah University performed the market survey along with the industrial design.
SJCE Mysore–Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (often shortened to SJCE) is a private technical co-educational college located in Mysore, Karnataka, India. Established in 1963, SJCE has 12 departments in engineering, a Master of Computer Applications department and Biotechnology department. SJCE was handed the joint responsibility of the analysis aspect.
Wuhan University of Technology – Wuhan University of Technology (WHUT) is located in Wuhan, Hubei, China. The University is situated at Luojia Hill, with palatial buildings blending the Chinese and Western style. It was commonly regarded as one of the most beautiful campuses and one of the top 10 universities for decades in China. Wuhan University was jointly involved in the analysis process.
Michigan Technological University – Michigan Technological University is a public research university located in Houghton, Michigan, United States. Founded in 1885, MTU is a leader in Technology, Engineering, and scientific degree programs and a leading research University. Finally, MTU is in the process of fabricating the prototype for the competition.