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Engineering student's public transport plan wins prize

Staff Reporter/Abu Dhabi
Filed on February 21, 2017

Most of the cars have 'On Board Diagnostics' (OBD) which is used to collect the data

Shweta Krishna Moorthy, a first year B.Tech student in Mechanical and Automation Engineering at Amity University in Dubai, has come up with unique way to encourage the use of public transport in line with Dubai's strategic priority to develop sustainable transport among all segments of society.

Her project, microcontroller-based Smart Mobility Management Using Fuzzy Logic, won her the third prize at the Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport organised by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). The project mentored by Dr Pon Selvan and Swaroop Ramaswamy, describes the use of fuzzy logic and microcontroller in transport system for enhancing the use of public transport and reducing private vehicle usage for environmental protection.

Major cause of air pollution is due to the use of fossil fuel, so this initiative describes optimal and efficient usage of the private and public transportation system.

Most of the cars have 'On Board Diagnostics' (OBD) which is used to collect the data. This data includes the distance travelled and the fuel consumption for drive between origin and destination. The project feeds this data to the microcontroller which in turn puts it through the fuzzy logic control module where the data are further processed and analyzed.

As a result the processor guides the passenger to use the mode of transport, CO2 emission on daily basis and the other options like simple mode of transport like using bicycle, walking and the possible calories that can be burned.

Shweta who is currently pursuing B.Tech. in Mechanical and Automation Engineering at Amity University, Dubai has participated in many national and international level competitions.

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