Modurpalayam Subramanian Selvasurendhiran and Erik Wilhelm
An efficient solution to tackle first and last mile transportation challenges, the Autonomous Bike or AutoBike features an Android phone as the vision and guidance system. A separate embedded controller takes charge of the vehicle motion based on traffic conditions and the programmed route. After use, AutoBikes need not be returned to a hub, but simply dropped off along the way or at the final destination. AutoBikes redistribute themselves independently to balance supply with demand, leading to infrastructure and logistics savings. While helping individuals to move from one destination to another faster, these flexible transportation tools also provide an eco-friendly way to reduce traffic congestion.