Archit Agarwal, an engineering student of UPES, has received the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award 2018 at the recently held Festival of Innovations (FOIN) at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
Archit was chosen for this award under the ‘Most Innovative Product’ category for his revolutionary technology called ‘On Board Diagnostic Data Analysis System – OBDAS’ developed for the automobile industry.
Speaking about his experience, Archit, said, “To be at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and receiving this prestigious award in the presence of our President for my technological innovation was an overwhelming experience for me. The competition was extremely challenging with close to 13,000 projects from over 500 colleges across India. OBDAS is a low-cost universal solution for vehicles and it’s many benefits include sending location of the vehicle in case of an accident to emergency services that may prevent deaths due to vehicular accidents.”
OBDAS is based upon data interpretation and diagnostic of a vehicle through on-board diagnostic system. Through this breakthrough plug-in technology automobile and auto insurance companies will be able to track real-time data of a car from the dedicated embedded system which can further be used in system diagnostics and performance evaluation of the car.
It can be used by automobile companies to track customers’ car performance on real time and provide them car maintenance service.