Among the pan-India initiatives championed by the Advanced Computing and Communications Society (ACCS) as a means to realize its mission of enhancing learning and engineering insights amongst engineering students is the annual, ACCS-ARM Design Challenge (ADC).
For this edition of ADC – ADC2016, like each year, more than 400 entries from across the nation are received, addressing the key challenges in Smart Transportation Systems focussed on Smart Vehicle Aggregates and Inter Vehicle Communications & Connectivity. 125 teams were shortlisted for interactions and jury scrutiny among which 25 teams were selected for mentoring. These teams are diligently examined by seasoned juries in two zonals – conducted at IIT Madras and VNIT Nagpur resulting in 14 teams competing for the top honours.
The finalists showcased their designs – with actual working prototypes, reviewed and judged by an automotive industry veteran jury. TVS Motors hosted the finals at their Institute of Quality & Leadership (IQL) at Anekal, Karnataka. TVS Motors provided a walkthrough of the assembly line at their Hosur plant.
Five teams were recognized for their innovative projects by Dr. V. Kovaichelvan, Senior Vice President and Director of IQL, Dr. Jabez Dhinagar, Vice President of Advanced Engineering Group at TVS Motors, Mr. Ovidiu Olaru, Head of Research and Development at Continental Automotive and Dr. Saragur Srinidhi, President of Advanced Computing and Communications Society.
The team from Sri Ramdeobaba Institute of Engineering and Management, Nagpur bagged the First prize Rs. 1,00,000/- for their project “Safe Ride Helmets”. The institute was represented by Sarthak Kelapur, Madhulika Bhagwatkar and Ankit Gadpayle and were mentored by Prof. Jitendra Zalke from the Department of Electronics Design Technology.
ACCS ARM STUDENT DESIGN CHALLENGE 2016 WINNERS – Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management
The second prize of Rs. 60,000/- was awarded to the team of Thathireddy Praveena, S. Karthika and M. Nandhini of RMK Engineering College, Kavaraipettai, Gummidipoondi, Tamil Nadu, for their effort on “Smart Multi-sensing Data Analysis Interface Car”. They were mentored by Dr. R. Sivakumar, Professor and Head of the Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering.
ACCS ARM STUDENT DESIGN CHALLENGE 2016 RUNNER UP – RMK Engineering College
The team from Muthoot Institute of Technology and Science, Puthencruez, Varikoli, Kerala, represented by Eldhose Joy, Varghese Mathai and Arun Baby won the third prize of Rs. 40,000/- for their work on ‘Zone Adaptive Warning and Speed Control System”. They were mentored by Prof. M. M. Anas from the the Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering.
ACCS ARM STUDENT DESIGN CHALLENGE 2016 SECOND RUNNER UP – Muthoot Institute of Technology and Science
The jury additionally recognized two ‘Most Promising Project’ from Muthoot Institute of Technology & Science, Varikoli, Kerala led by KPS Sachin, Athul Stanley and Abhijith Sabu and mentored by Prof. Anas MM in their “Driving Control System Based on Heart Beat” effort and the team from M S Ramiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT), Bengaluru led by Samhitha Jagannath, Suffia Sameera, and mentored by Prof. Prashanth Kambli for their effort in “Blind Spot Detection using ARM Processor for a Smart Vehicle Aggregation”. Each of the two teams won Rs. 25,000/- for their project.
Most Promising Project’ from Muthoot Institute of Technology & Science, Varikoli
Most Promising Project – M S Ramiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru
The jury was very keen to recognize Gaurav Mishra, from K. J. Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology, Mumbai for his project “Cluster Braking System For Autonomous Vehicles” for his insights into the problem, proposed solution, awareness of the commercialization of the idea, as a “Promising Individual” and awarded him Rs. 10,000/- for his effort.
Promising Individual Award – Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology
The Advanced Computing and Communications Society, the ARM University Program and TVS Motors take great pleasure in congratulating the winners and commend the mentors and their institutions for their leadership.