A team of aspiring engineers from the city-based International Institute of Information Technology walked away with the grand prize at the Intel India’s Embedded Challenge 2012 on Wednesday.
Their project on ‘Smart Parking System using Wireless Sensor Networks’ was adjudged the best embedded intelligent systems theme, along with another project titled, ‘Development of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Coastal Monitoring Applications’ by students from IIT-Kanpur.
“This year we had about 2,800 people who registered for the challenge and we saw 688 entries. Thirty four best ideas were shortlisted. Most are from college students, but we also have people who have already,” said Jitendra Chaddah, director Intel Indian Strategic Development and Operations. Joseph Jeffrey, Roshan G Patil and Skanda Kumar K N from IIIT- B worked on a system to monitor the availability of free parking slots and guiding vehicles to the nearest free slot. Additional information like amount of time the vehicle has been parked is also monitored for billing purposes.
The winners received a cash prize of `5 lakh each in the event.