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|14th July 2010, 14:19||#1|
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Futuristic innovations from an Indian college dropout!
Got this on rediff website. A good one.
You can zoom, at a maximum speed of 120 kmph, in his car that runs on compressed air!
You can also ride a cycle without pedalling or drive a solar-gas hybrid car ...all you have to do is visit a small garage in Assam.
Kanak Gogoi, a modest innovator who has studied only up to class X, has spent years making these futuristic vehicles.
A low-cost flying machine, which can carry people, is Gogoi's dream now. The self-taught innovator is confident that it won't be long before this dream too comes true.
As a boy, he had to bunk classes and go into hiding to build on his innovative ideas. His first innovation was an air gun which he made at the age of 10. The trigger for this serial innovator was a real gun at his uncle's place. The gun fascinated him. But when he tried to hold it one day, he was thrashed soundly. So he made up his mind to make a gun and, did it.
The zeal to innovate grew as he went on to develop a range of exceptional vehicles -- a 'gravity-operated' cycle, Trygo X (a three-wheeler), Kanso hybrid car, a compressed air car and a metal speed breaker that can produce electricity .All these innovations without any formal training.
To get in touch with Kanak Gogoi, e-mail at email@example.com or call him on 91-98540-31706
Link:- Futuristic innovations from a college dropout! : Rediff.com Business
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|14th July 2010, 16:46||#2|
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Hey are you sure you can do 120 KMPH on the vehicle in the picture, the winds at that speed may not be very comfortable, would there be a roof or glass for protection.
Any ways its great to see such innovators who are motivated to do things differently despite all odds
Kudos to him
|14th July 2010, 17:05||#3|
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Reporting not enough
It would have been better if journalist had gone more deeper into each area. We may be able to understand Mr. Gogoi better.
Compressed air technology is an old one (from 1920s); and its not told what contribution has Mr. Gogoi made.
How to initially compress the air AND how to increase energy density of air are the 2 main challenges this technology is still facing.
It seems journalist was in a hurry to post this news
|14th July 2010, 17:17||#4|
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This is nice to see an innovation from our own backyard!
Cars running on compressed air have been under develoment for quite some time now. Check the following link:
The Air Car - zero pollution and very low running costs
TATA has partenered with the company mentioned in the link for the "air car".
Maybe they should sign an agreement with Mr. Gogoi too.
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