Prathyush D, a post-graduate student of transport design at NID bag the award for scheming an pioneering car at Auto Expo 2012. He was honoured with a trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 75,000 by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the organizer of the competition. The creative car is named ‘Moving Tent’ or ‘MovT’ as this tablet wrought car can turn into a tent. Moreover, it do not consume pricey fuel as it runs on green power sources.
Talking about the idea following his innovation, Prathyush said that the design came to his mind while he was working on the theme of green energy sources and green technology. He said, “Just putting a battery in a vehicle doesn’t create it a green vehicle.”
Multi-ferroic material, an alloy is use in this concept vehicle which is able of altering heat into electricity. The electricity will be use for other functions such as head-lamps and power window. These determinations allow the waste heat from the battery in producing useful energy. Discuss about the car’s design Prathyush said that he required to give a new look to his formation. He further additional that “I have an uncovered frame and light weight layered elements. The pearl white frame outside the vehicle is the main frame from which the rest of the car construction is balanced.”
There is a capsule-like passenger room which has seats and control panel balanced from the roof of the car. Along with this, the roof has magnetic discs where the seat can be enthused along. The vehicle is designed for three people, but it can without problems accommodate five passengers, if necessary.