Inspiration

Quoting figures, “In India in 2014, a total of 9,748 accidents occurred in the Indian subcontinent due to tyre bursts that killed 3,031 people in total and injured 9,081”. Tyre Bursts or Tyre Blowouts are one of the major reasons of casualties on the domestic highways and the main cause behind this is Under-inflated or Over-inflated tyres, more specifically put, tyres with lower or higher pressure than the ideal one according to the terrain, the temperature, the speed and much more factors which constantly change throughout the journey

What it does

Presenting to you, Tynera, a product which aims to solve the issue of over/under inflation of tyres and hence reduce the road risks associated with them, elongating the lifetime of tyres, making car rides more enjoyable and saving fuel at the same time. We aim to take into all the environmental factors that cause the internal pressure of the tyre to change and exceed the safety limits, quickly alert the user of the safety concerns using Twilio SMS and notification, and then adapt the pressure of the tyres automatically to the conditions. We also show the route to the nearest tyre repair shop incase we encouter something that can’t be fixed automatically. The driver enters their destination and our software finds the most optimal route based on accident history of roads, and also finds the temperature, weather, atmospheric pressure and road condition of the routes. It caches these for offline support and then calculates the most optimal tyre pressure using a mix of this data and car sensors to calculate the safe tyre pressure using our custom algorithm.

This formula has been tested to predict accurate pressure in conditions ranging from wet roads to scorching heat climate of equatorial regions. We also plan to use a PID controller to instantaneously fix any error that may occur and use it to further improve the algorithm.

Our software provides the driver with 2 modes that they can switch between at any time:- Supervision Mode - This mode alerts the user for cases that our algorithm predicts might lead to accidents AI AutoAssist Mode - This mode uses an AI model that based on the driving habits and the speed gradient detects the risk probability and automatically adjusts the pressure continuously during the journey.

How we built it

We built it using Next.JS for the frontend and backend, Twilio for quick and reliable SMS alerts, OpenWeather API for accurate weather information of routes, Mapbox API for providing the directions and geocoding, and we use Rust along with WASM for faster calculations (up to 100x) to give alerts as soon as possible.

Challenges we ran into

We had to figure out how to find out the optimal pressure and what factors affected that and create an optimal algorithm based on that. We also had to read a lot about how we could ideally change the pressure inside the tier technically. Simulating the entire car dashboard was also a challenge.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are proud of coming up with an algorithm to effectively generate the optimal pressure. We are also proud of the method we came up to efficiently change the internal pressure of the tier.

What we learned

We learnt a lot about the functioning of a tier, Gay Lussac's law, how pressure is affected by factors like temperature, speed of a car, etc.

What's next for Tynera

We aim to integrate our platform with actual car sensors to get in data like terrain, the kind of roads, etc.

Business Model

Our business model will be based around patenting the rights to the working of our custom tyre model and the software that works hand-in-hand with it. Other car manufacturers like Apollo etc would get a license from us and we would take a share of the profit for each tyre sold. This way the consumers would be more inclined to try our product since it is working in partnership with known brands in the tyre industry. The companies would benefit from this since they don't have to take legal liability for pressure-caused accidents and develop their own solution around our patent. We would also partner with car companies like Tesla, and allow them to integrate our tyre technology in their cars as a safety measure, reducing car accidents.

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