Also won best collaboration award for designing and engineering Sustainable Urban
Transport for 2030 at PACE Global Annual Forum in Vancouver
Students of National Institute of Design (NID) have bagged
first prize for best industrial design of a Sustainable Urban Transport (SUT) solution
for a specific urban area (city) for the year 2030. They have also won the best
collaboration award for designing and engineering the best SUT at the PACE Global
Annual Forum that recently concluded in Vancouver, Canada. The competition was held
from July 27 to July 30.
Gaurang Nagre, Malav Sanghvi of NID guided by their faculty Vipul Vinduza were part
of Team-3 which led the Industrial design activities while collaborating with four
other engineering colleges.
While NID students were in-charge of the actual design for the SUT which includes
exterior body and the interior features, Bangalore-based PES Institute of Technology
chose to design the cars propulsion, energy and steering systems. Sri Jayachamarajendra
College of Engineering (SJCE), Mysore was in charge of the network integration and
the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Universidad Ibero Americana, Mexico
was given charge of the suspension and braking systems. Michigan Technological University,
USA handled the electronics and the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) of the car.
We are thrilled and excited to have won five awards. It’s an awesome feeling to
win in front of such a great jury and audience. We enjoyed the success of team spirit.
We got to meet designers from General Motors, marketing and production engineering
experts along with many eminent academicians from various universities from across
globe at the event, said an elated Nagre. The collaboration of different teams during
the design and engineering period entitled them to win the Overall Collaboration
Award for their concept vehicle PEEL. The vehicle was designed by Gaurang Nagre
and modelled by Malav Sanghvi, both final-year Product Design students. Team-3 was
one of the seven global teams from 30 universities at the competition.
The main highlight of PEEL is the concept of autonomous driving. The two-seater
car, inspired from an orange, can maneuver itself on Indian roads, giving the user
complete freedom from driving. Various features like in place turning, drive by
wire steer by wire, interactive GPS frontal display etc are unique features of the
car. It is an honour for NID that our students have won on an international forum.
Our project was appreciated for system-level design thinking and design process.
The team work and collaborating with engineering college students have provided
newer means to learning and developing professional attitude during their studies,
said Project guide Vipul Vinzuda, coordinator of Transportation and Automobile Design
Courtesy: Times of India