Automobile sector is a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions and there is a need for vehicles which work on alternative energy sources. Use of Electric Vehicles is one of the emerging technologies in the quest for ‘Net Zero Carbon Footprint’.
The world is moving towards ‘Net Zero Carbon Footprint’ with an aim to cut Greenhouse gases emissions near to zero, the need for green technology is increasing with different countries working on alternate sources of energy. We have seen a paradigm shift in adoption of solar power, wind energy, nuclear energy in power generation as an alternative to thermal power.
Automobile sector is a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions and there is a need for vehicles which work on alternative energy sources. Use of Electric Vehicles is one of the emerging technologies in the quest for ‘Net Zero Carbon Footprint’. With the necessary push given by Hon’ble Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari ji, he stated recently that the number of electric vehicles in India will touch 3 crores in 2 years.
To solve the problems of the EV industry through Data and AI, WUElev8 in association with E-Cell, IIIT-Delhi invited the young talent, startups to showcase their talent at ‘DecodEV’ hackathon on 10th-11th September, 2022 at IIIT-Delhi. This hackathon aimed to solve the problems of the EV Industry through Data and AI and we were able to provide 25+ solutions out of which 10+ ideas are expected to be incubated. The hackathon prize money being INR 2.5 lacs with an Electric Scooter as a special prize.
The First prize was won by a team from KIET Ghaziabad with a prize money of INR 125000. They built a solution for increasing the driving range of the vehicle by integrating the power source to the vehicle. This source will charge our vehicle while driving with the help of stress, strain, pressure or vibrations generated by the vehicle, by integrating piezoelectric material to the vehicle can increase the driving range as when we apply pressure or force on this material they generate voltage which can be stored in the battery and is able to increase the range of the vehicle.
The Second prize was won by a team from NIT Rourkela with a prize money of INR 75000. The product was focused on reducing the burning of EVs by building a smart Thermal Management System which predicts battery anomalies that may lead to battery failure by monitoring multiple temperature points over the battery pack using AI and deploying preventive measures.
The Third prize was won by a team from IIIT Delhi with a prize money of INR 50000. The team built an all in one AI based application that helps in locating the charging stations near a person and also helps in monitoring the battery health system of an electric vehicle.
The Special prize, which was an Electric Scooter from Electric One was won by a team of professionals from HCL. They built a solution around predictive maintenance of Electric Vehicles with Risk calculation using prediction of RUL (Remaining Useful Life) of Battery and SoH (State of Health) of Battery. Removing the dependency on warranty of battery for life cycle determination, and providing predictive maintenance using EV telemetry data.
Vinit Goenka, Spokesperson BJP Delhi felicitated the closing ceremony as the honourable chief guest who encouraged the participants with his inspirational keynote, laying the importance of innovation.
Parliamentarian was the print partner for the event. WUElev8 is providing a platform targeting the vast segment of tier 2 and tier 3 engineering students and professionals to practise technology skills and build innovative technology solutions under the mentoring of industry professionals.