It is considered as one of the ramp designs generating its own power, an official of SSUET said here on Tuesday.
The project was accomplished by a group students led by Tehsin Ilahi and includes Arsalan Zafar, Murtaza Mohyuddin, Asif Nawaz, Shoaib Altaf and Khusro Bakht. The generator installed in the ramp automatically switches on when a vehicle passes on it and with just one push of the vehicle it generates 240 watts of energy which is then stored in a battery.
The power generation system could be monitored through a control system which can be easily installed. The speed breaker has been developed with the concept to check wrong direction traffic movement and thus help reduce the traffic accidents.
According to the group members the energy produced from the speed breaker can also be used for traffic and street lights. They claimed that this ramp design is most suitable for traffic signals and u-turns.
The speed breaker can be setup ahead of a zebra crossing and can also be installed at airports, shopping malls, toll plaza’s entry and exit points.
The ramp is safe for vehicle tyres as well as its jumps Developed at a cost of Rs 2.55 lac, the project was described as much less expensive than solar panel and wind mill.