Story by: Communication Team
Two college students, Javis Wahome and Livingstone Mukhabwa, have come up with an amazing project that can revolutionize the transport industry.
The project by the duo, dubbed Londiani – in honour of the more than 50 people who died at an accident in Londiani area Kericho County, is a car meant to help cure the notorious road accidents witnessed in the country.
Presenting the project during RVIBS TVET College Innovation Day, Wahome and Mukhabwa said their vision is for a car that possesses the ability to detect obstacles and, in response, take evasive action to navigate toward safety or come to a screeching halt.
“Many accidents in the country are caused by head on collision. With this innovative vehicle, we can sense an approaching vehicle and instinctively maneuver to avoid a collision,” Wahome said.
According to the brilliant minds behind the innovation, if the country adopts the model the number of road accidents would drastically go down.
They said cries from families that lose their loved ones in accidents motivated them to venture into researching on solutions to road accidents.
“If embraced, our roads could soon be teeming with vehicles that possess the remarkable ability to change course or halt automatically when danger looms. This revolutionary technology has the potential to put an end to devastating crashes,” Mukhabwa said.
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“We are calling on the Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen to listen to this phenomenal idea. We are ready to visit his office and demonstrate this technology,” the students added.
The project won the top prize during the Innovation Day which took place at the RVIBS TVET College Nakuru Campus on September 15, 2023.
The two innovators are students at the school of Information Communication and Technology (ICT).