debapratim-panditIIT Kharagpur develops local cycle-sharing system

The Economic Times (May 28, 2019)

NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur has developed the hardware and software for fully automated self-service public bicycle share system (PBS) that includes a Bluetooth-enabled smart lock and a user interface application that connects it to smartphones.

"This project adheres to the 'Make in India' initiative and is expected to result in a cost-effective PBS system for the current and future smart cities of India," said a spokesperson of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), which is funding the project to start commercial production of the smart lock developed by IIT Kharagpur.

This dock-less system could be the country's first official cycle sharing system. (Read More)