Indian Welder Test Drives his Driverless Ghost Car

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways March 17, 2016 11:24

Indian Welder Test Drives his Driverless Ghost Car


Originally Published on the Daily Mail

Ready to overtake Google? Indian welder test drives

his incredible driverless ‘ghost car’ which he controls

with just his phone

  • Bhomraj Singh taught himself necessary coding and techniques online
  • He began modifying a 796cc costing £4000 to create his own ‘ghost car’
  • The 28-year-old is able to control vehicle remotely with his mobile phone
  • Indian welder said technology is safe and he hopes to keep developing it

 

While the world waits for Google to mass-produce driverless cars, a humble Indian welder has rather incredibly created his own alternative version.

Bhomraj Singh, from Rajasthan, has developed a vehicle which he is able to control remotely with his mobile phone – despite having no formal technical or engineering training.

The 28-year-old, who dropped out of middle school, says he taught himself the necessary coding and techniques from the internet.

              Talent: Bhomraj Singh has developed a vehicle which he is able to control remotely with his mobile phone

Talent: Bhomraj Singh has developed a vehicle which he is able to control remotely with his mobile phone

Hard work: The 28-year-old says he taught himself the necessary coding and techniques from the internet

Hard work: The 28-year-old says he taught himself the necessary coding and techniques from the internet

He then read up on Google’s attempts to develop a computer controlled vehicle and began modifying a 796cc costing £4000 to create his very own ‘ghost car’.

Bhomraj said: ‘I was excited when I read about the Google’s car but I was unsure if and when it would hit the roads.

‘Also, when it would, the car would be really expensive to buy. So I decided to build a technology that would help people of any class enjoy riding in a driverless car.’

During the re-modification of the small silver car, Bhomraj took out the driver seat and fitted a homebuilt instrument in his workshop that syncs with his mobile phone.

This enables him to drive the vehicle like a giant remote controlled car.

Smart: Bhomraj took out the driver seat and fitted an instrument in his workshop that syncs with his phone

Smart: Bhomraj took out the driver seat and fitted an instrument in his workshop that syncs with his phone

Genius: Bhomraj read up on Google's own attempts to develop a computer controlled car and modified a 796cc

Genius: Bhomraj read up on Google’s own attempts to develop a computer controlled car and modified a 796cc

As news spread about the creation, many villagers in Rajasthan started flocking to see the car in action – forcing Bhomraj to give regular demonstrations.

While the concept is only in its infancy, Bhomraj says the technology he uses to run the car is very safe, and he hopes to continue developing it.

‘The device that I have fitted in the car is synced with a mobile phone and as the instruction is given on the device, the car moves,’ he said.

‘It is safe but would need some more changes and improvements. I am still testing it.’

Local celebrity: Bhomraj has been forced to give regular demonstrations of his car to villagers in Rajasthan

 

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways March 17, 2016 11:24