Guwahati: An Assam Rifles ITI Technology student has developed an Electronic bicycle (E-bike) fitted with modern sensors and tracking systems, thereby making it a ‘theft-proof’.
The e-bike has been developed by 19-year-old Samrat Nath from Assam’s Karimganj district and it is powered by Lithium-ion batteries recycled from old laptops.
Samrat has made it possible after four years of hard work.
According to news agency ANI, the e-bike is expected to offer a range of 60 km on a single charge and a top speed of 40 km per hour.
Samrat invented the smart e-bike to escape from theft. The e-bike comes with a lot of security features.
“If anyone tries to steal my bike then a message will appear on my smartphone and the theft alarm in the bike will start ringing,” Samrat told ANI.
He also said that he can control this bike from anywhere in the world by using the application.
He further added that he also install a fingerprint feature to add extra security to his bike.
Samrat said that he came up with the idea to develop such an e-bike when he was studying in Class 8 when his uncle’s bike was stolen.
Speaking to The Better India, Samrat said that he watched countless YouTube videos to learn about the functioning and systems of an e-bike.
“I did not have any money to buy these expensive devices. So I started learning to code on YouTube and learned how to create an electric circuit for an e-bicycle. To fund the project, I started working at a local mobile repairing shop,” he added.
With his savings, Samrat purchased a bicycle and spent Rs 25,000 to build a theft-proof e-bicycle.