Students from the KL Hyderabad campus (Deemed to be University) have come up with a new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered technology that can help bikers with a smooth ride.
The new AI-based tech can effectively detect obstacles on their way and alert the bikers about it, assisting them in having a better riding experience.
Cherutanuri Sai Santosh Reddy, Cherukuri Shravan Sairam, Boddu Avinash, and Marri Akhil Reddy, who are currently 2nd year CSE students, have developed this unique AI system.
Santosh said, “I decided to build this device after seeing my cousin struggling to ride on a road full of potholes.”
According to the developers, this new AI system will not only be useful for beginners but also for experienced riders as it provides a better riding experience. The technology includes a 4k resolution night vision sensor, an alerting system, Bluetooth speakers, and LED lighting.
The students spent roughly Rs 12 000 to make the device. However, they claim that it can be scaled up if built in large quantities.
The AI device gets fitted near the bike speedometer and sends alerts to riders whenever it detects an obstacle within ten meters range.
According to the developers, they intend to launch the device on campus initially before partnering with bike manufacturers. The bike has been tested on campus by the University of Texas team, and it has been proven to operate with both geared and non-geared bicycles.
Shravan said, “Right now, the accuracy is about 67%. While the device is accurately detecting rocks and sand, the accuracy while detecting pits is not 100%. Once we fix it, we will introduce it on the campus.”