Odisha innovators bag Nasa award for finding solution to tyre bursts


There have been technologies for limiting the impacts of punctures, but there hasn’t been a solution to decrease the chances of a tyre bursting due to overheating. However, a latest innovation has not only decreases the possibilities of bursts but has also taken care of punctures, dynamic wheel balancing, increasing fuel efficiency and life.

The technology invention by TycheeJuno project, headed by an Odisha-based innovator, has found its place among the top ten most entries in the Create the Future Design Contest 2015 Nasa Tech Brief in New York on November 6. Nasa Tech Brief is a joint effort of Nasa and Society of Automobile Engineers International.

Thousands of young scientists from 60 countries participated in the international competition. Eight teams received the awards and 32 inventions found a place in Nasa’s official publication in the special issue of November.

TycheeJuno team leader Sameer Panda is doing his PhD from VSS University of Technology in Odisha’s Sambalpur district. Udit Bondia, KN Panda and Smitiparna Satpathy are the other members of the team.

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