A super talented Nigerian, Ismail Jafaru is currently trending online after a post of him, showing his outstanding innovation of a car that automatically avoids other cars, to avoid accident, in 2016 resurfaced online .
The former mechanical engineering student of Ahmadu Bello University student who was formerly on a scholarship, sponsored by the Nigerian government constructed a barrier-sensitive, autonomous car model for his final year project as a service to his country, in appreciation for the effort of the Nigerian government in 2016 and took to his facebook page (Ismail Dppl’s boy)on the 17th of November, 2016 to show the world his outstanding innovation.
“Nigeria paid my school fees for 5 years so I had to solve a grand problem in the transport sector. This is Leemah Mobil, a scaled down project of a typical road car. You can’t crash this car with half-consciousness on the wheel. If he is to collide with a barrier in its front, it will automatically actuate it’s brakes. If something tries to collide with it from the rear, it will accelerate and evade the danger”.
This solution models a typical accident scenario where rear end shunt collisions occur very regularly on our Nigerian roads. These technologies are called Automatic Emergency Braking System (AEBS) and Rear Collision Warning and Evasion System (RCWES).
Though the former technology is already existent on some of today’s state-of-the-art cars, it is worthy to note that this is the first mention of the latter. I named this combination as Barrier Sensitive Accident Avoidance System (BSAAS).
OH, yes its my final year project titled “design and fabrication of a barrier sensitive autonomous car model”.
In partial fulfilment for the award of Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. A school like no other I must say!”he wrote.
We Celebrate You Ismail Jafaru