How these solar-powered e-rickshaws patented by this AMU prof might solve UP's air pollution problem

The smart e-rickshaw has been patented by Dr Mohammed Tariq, who is a professor of Electrical Engineering at AMU. Here's what the vehicle offers
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A novel attempt at reducing pollution in India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, has come from a faculty member from the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Aligarh Muslim University. 

Dr Mohammed Tariq has patented an innovation registered as the 'Smart E-Rickshaw Powered by Solar PV with MPPT Technique and Controlled by Intelligent Positioning System', reported IANS. 

The e-rickshaw is being proposed as an affordable and clean mode of transportation for first and last-mile connectivity. The solar power-backed vehicle harnesses clean energy via the power extraction technique and is a fine climate-friendly alternative for transport. 

Dr Tariq adds, "This smart e-rickshaw will be equipped with the Internet of Things (IoT)-based 'Traffic Congestion Area Alert' and Intelligent positioning monitoring system using IoT-based sensors," which is certainly an interesting feature to have in a rickshaw. Dr Tariq states that his hope is that these smart e-rickshaws eventually phase out public transport options that contribute heavily to air pollution.

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