‘Personalised mover’ draws eyes at Auto Expo (With images)

January 6th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) A “Personalised Mover” that could find applications at the Commonwealth Games in October and a “Formula Student Car” developed by students of a technological university here are drawing considerable eyeballs at the ongoing Auto Expo 2010 here.
Designed by Delhi Technological University (DTU) student Subhav Sinha, the Personalised Mover, named Mitra, is capable of carrying a single person while standing on a motorized board.

The vehicle, explained DTU Vice Chancellor P.B. Sharma, would be particularly useful in airport corridors, institutional campuses and in speciality buildings such as hospitals where low noise pollution is required.

It also has the potential to be developed as a personalized transport for the Commonwealth Games, especially within the large stadium complexes, Sharma added.

The “Formula Student Car” stands out among others in its category for its lowest weight of 205 kg, which has been achieved through the use of carbon fibre for the body and other chassis innovations. Powered by a Honda CVR 600 RR MPFi engine, the vehicle has a power output of 70 BHP with its electronic fuel injection.

The vehicle is also equipped with a G-force indicator and data loggers for its monitoring on the track.

The DTU’s Team Defianz students team will showcasing the car at the Formula Student Car competition in Britain later this year. Team managers Rahul Gupta and Ishpreet Batra are managing the DTU stall at the Auto Expo.

DTU was previously known as Delhi College of Engineering.

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