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NUST-DICE Automotive Innovation Centre

President Mamnoon Hussain unveiling the plaque to inaugurate the NUST-DICE Automotive Innovation Centre on the occasion of opening ceremony of 2nd dICE Automotive Conference organized by NUST in Islamabad on November 26, 2015





26 – 27 November, 2015


The National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) is Pakistan’s premiere Higher Education Institute (HEI), taking pride in providing quality education in a multitude of Science & Technology (S&T) disciplines. In addition to achieving excellence in teaching and research, NUST firmly believes in and practices the development of meaningful linkages with external stakeholders, including Industry, Government and Society. Being a national University, it is fully cognizant of its role in bridging the gaps between Industry and Academia, Industry and Government, Society and Academia, and so on.


In recognition and implementation of its mission, NUST frequently joins hands with Industry partners for initiatives meant to facilitate S&T-based R&D. Due to its unique standing, NUST also brings on board the most important stakeholder for national progress and prosperity – the Government. Conducive policy making plays a critical role in the growth of any Sector of the economy. NUST, through its active and functional stakeholder engagement platforms, brings together the important stakeholders to collaborate for technology-driven development as well as exchange of ideas for effective policy formulation.


NUST joined hands with DICE Foundation, USA, which is a non-profit organization registered and working in Michigan, USA. Its vision is to Foster Innovation & Entrepreneurship culture in the country to make it a part of nation’s DNA and rapid socio-economic development through Innovation. Use Innovation as a tool to generate wealth for the nation and fully commoditize digital technologies – bring it to masses in the country. First event by DICE Foundation was held at NUST-College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering few years ago. Later on in 2014 first all PAKISTAN DICE AUTOMOTIVE EXHIBITION was organized at NUST-SMME. Key members of DICE Foundation working for Automotive sector is DICE Automotive Chair Mr. Saad Ellahie, Mr. Sohail Jamal – DICE Automotive core team member and Mr. Junaid Qureshi – DICE Foundation board member.


DICE Automotive 2015, was organized at NUST on the 26th and 27th of November as a collaborative project between DICE Foundation, USA and the National University of Sciences and Technology – School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (NUST-SMME).  Its strategic objective was to enhance linkages with the expatriate community in order to take advantage of their expertise and experiences for benefiting the Auto Industry in Pakistan. It was also designed to act as a Think Tank capable of recommending automotive-related strategies and implementation plans to the Government of Pakistan. DICE-Automotive is envisaged to become a dynamic platform to promote automotive related innovations in the country and abroad, and also forge meaningful alliances between Academia, Industry, Government, entrepreneurs and expatriate community with a view to stimulate the growth of Automotive Sector in Pakistan


Using the platform of Dice Automotive Pakistan’s first multi-purpose vehicle (MPV-1) is being designed. NUST and its consortium universities namely COMSAT Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) Sahiwal, NED-University of Engineering and Technology, Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST) are working in designing MPV-1 under the umbrella of DICE Automotive and sponsorship of Mr Faisal Moin of Moin Sons (Pvt) Ltd.  List of their work is given in the next pages.


The event held on 26th and 27th of November entail a two day Exhibition; which showcased automotive related innovations of prominent Academic institutes and Industry players as well as an International Symposium on Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering (SAME).


NUST had made extensive efforts to engage the Auto Sector of Pakistan in this event. As a result, prominent market leaders such as Indus Motors Company (IMC) Ltd., Millat Tractors, Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts & Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM), Suzuki Motors, Atlas Honda, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA) etc. and Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) displayed a wide range of indigenously manufactured auto related products and help in making this event a great success.


This Exhibition not only showcased the true potential of the Auto Sector of Pakistan but also allowed prominent Industry leaders and policy makers to sit together and strategize ways to fast-track the growth of Auto Industry in the country.


This event not only strengthened linkages between a large numbers of prominent national/international Auto Sector Players but also enabled indigenous auto-related innovative projects to gain wider exposure and greater visibility in international markets.


By organizing DICE Automotive at its campus, NUST aims to encourage students, Industry and research organizations working on any automotive related research / innovations to participate with their products / projects and innovative ideas. These projects to be displayed at the exhibition will belong from the following domains;


  • Automotive Design & Manufacturing Techniques
  • Fuels, Fuel Cells for Electric / Hybrid Vehicles
  • Systems and Methods for Economy Improvement
  • Emissions
  • Advanced Materials for Vehicles
  • Automotive Electronics, Controls and Instrumentation
  • Ergonomic design of Automotive
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Active & Passive Safety
  • Human- Machine Interfacing


DICE Automotive 2015 allowed the participating teams to convert their creative ideas into value-adding solutions and thereby benefit themselves and the Country.


The event attracted a large number of participants from both the Industry and Academic circles and will help Pakistan develop its indigenous capacity and capability to manufacture transport vehicles for exploring the opportunities that will appear in developing China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

To encourage participation the following prizes were offered to competitors.

  • First Prize: Cash Prize of Rs 100, 000 along with DICE-Automotive 2014 shields to the winning team.
  • Second Prize: Cash Prize of Rs 60, 000 along with DICE-Automotive 2014 shields to the first runner-up team.
  • Third Prize: Cash Prize of Rs 40, 000 along with DICE-Automotive 2014 shields to the second runner-up team.

A panel of academicians from leading universities adjudicated the submitted reports. While the final project presentation and demonstration was evaluated by a panel of judges consisting of experts from the industry.



Sr. No. Name Designation Phone Number Address
1. Ahtesham Asad Khan General Manager, Sigma Motors Limited. 03076662431, 051-5707361-61 Apartment No. T410, Block-4, Defence Residency,

DHA-2, Islamabad

2. Humera Zulfiqar Assistant Manager, Millat Tractors Limited 0332-0464850 Rahi painter, St.Shah abad Farooq abad Sheikhupura
3. Dr. Tariq Bashir Principal  Research Officer, Pakistan Council of Science and Technology 051-9217316,  0300-5069727 H. No. 684, St. 23, Shahzad Town, Islamabad

Judging Criteria

Phase 1 (Report submission)

A written report will carry 40% weightage of the final score. A panel of academicians from several leading universities will be judging the reports. Phase 1 scoring will have a following distribution:

  • Conformance with the proposal (40%)
  • Degree of innovation (60%)


Phase 2 (Final project presentation)

Project presentations/demos on the final day of the event will carry 60% of the score. Panel of Judges will consist of experts from both academia and industry. Phase 2 scoring will have a following distribution:

  • Score carried from Phase 1 (40%)
  • Potential Impact on automotive technology, local industry and economy (50%)
  • Presentation (10%)







Participating Teams


S. No. Innovation Title  Team Lead Institution Name
1 Acci_Alert Aurdroid Shafaq Malik University of Engineering and Technology Taxila
2 Design and Experimental Investigation of circulating Liquid Cooled Vest (Jacket) Anam Nadeem University of Engineering and Technology Taxila
3 Injector Bikers Mashhood Haider COMSTAS Institute of Information Technology Sahiwal
4 Design and Analysis of Aerodynamic fuel efficient Automotive Car Zahid Iqbal COMSATS institute of information technology Sahiwal
5 Design, Analysis and Fabrication A Super Light Weight Chassis Syed Umar Ali COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Sahiwal
6 PROCESS PLAN AND CAM OF ENGINE BLOCK NED university of engineering and technology, karachi
7 Parametric CAD modeling of Engine Cylinder Block and Head of Engine Block Ubaid Ahmed NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi
8 Robust Navigation aid for Drones Based on Global Positioning system,Inertial Navigation System and Visual Navigation System Sajid Javid Govt College University Faisalabad New Campus Jhang Road faisalaabd
9 Design and fabrication of a fuel efficient urban commuter car Shahroz Habib Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC), NUST, Karachi Campus
10 Formula Electric Racing Car NUST-PNEC Muhammad Shariq Waqar Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC), NUST, Karachi Campus
11 Generation of Electricity by using Speed Breaker Ali Azam Swedish College Of Engineering And Technology Rahim Yar Khan
12  Hexa Electric Motor Ali Azam Swedish College Of Engineering And Technology Rahim Yar Khan
13 Development of Indigenous Onboard Diagnostic Scanner for Euro Standard Complaint Land Rover Defender Jeep Mr.Nasir Rashid College of E&ME
14 Development of a quick and secure wheel change and integrated car lifting mechanism Muhammad Faisal University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore
15 Development of reconfigurable Sheet metal multiforming die for sheet metal forming of car body Sumaiya Nizami University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore
16 Design and Fabrication of Personal all terrain and aerial vehicle (PAT-AV) Remote Control Prototype Umair Ali CECOS University of IT and Emerging sciences Phase 6, Hayatabad, Peshawar
17 Industrial Robotic Arm using Leap Motion Controller Prototype Bilal ur Rehman Dawood University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi
18 Spheroid VTOL UAV Rizwan Ellahi Dawood University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi
19 Kinect controlled UGV Syed Hassan Mehmood Dawood University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi
20 Tungsten Abdullah Bin Masood Independent Researchers (Graduated from GIKI)
21 E-Bike Ahmed Zia Sheikh Independent Researchers (Students graduated from GIKI & SMME, NUST)
22 DESIGN & FABRICATION OF A COMPLIANT QUADRUPED ROBOT Ahmad Husnain University of Centeral Punjab, Lahore
24 Motorcycle Ambulance Noman Alam Siddiqui DOW UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH Sciences, Karachi
25 Electric Commuter for NUST Campus Wajid Ali Khan National University of Science & Technology, School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering H-12 Islamabad
26 Formula Students SMME Marwan Ameer National University of Science & Technology, School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering H-12 Islamabad
27 Prototype Biodiesel Pilot Plant Engr. Muhammad Naweed Hassan NUST School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering and S.T Ventures
28 A Demonstrative Level Investment Casting System Dr. Liaqat Ali National University of Science & Technology, School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering H-12 Islamabad
29 Markhor Afrasiab Khan Bangash Air University Islamabad
30 assistance vehicle for patients suffering from parapegia usman ghani Air University Islamabad
32 ROBOTIC ARM Waqas ghani COMSATS institute of information technology Sahiwal


S. No. MPV-1 Consortium Universities Project Title  Team Lead Institution Name
1.         Mixture Flows and energy conservation during Combustion CIIT Sahiwal
2.         Idle Speed Control of IC Engine Raheel  Anjum MAJU (CUST)
3.         Electronic Throttle Control Ahmad Yar MAJU
4.         On Board Diagnostic-II MAJU
5.         Design of Disk Brake for 800cc Vehicle Ahsan Rauf NEDUET
6.         Design of Drum Brake for 800cc Vehicle Talha Sultan NEDUET
7.         Design of a Connecting Rod for 800cc Vehicle Sagar Balani NEDUET
8.         Computer-aided process planning and computer-aided manufacturing of Engine Block M. Salman NEDUET
9.         Design, analysis and development of cam shaft prototype Noman Zahid Hussain NEDUET
10.     Parametric CAD modeling of engine cylinder block and engine head block Ubaid Ahmed NEDUET
11.     Design and development of Automotive Braking System Rafay Mustafa NEDUET
12.     Design and development of Automotive Engine mounts M. Hasan NEDUET
13.     Simulation of 250 cc engine using a Simulation Software (GT Power) M. Omaid Ghayas NEDUET
14.     Braking system for MPV Mowiz Cheema National University of Sciences and Technology H-12 Islamabad
15.     MPV-1 Chassis Haseeb Haider Khan National University of Sciences and Technology Sector H-12 Islamabad
16.     Ackerman Steering System for MPV1 Vechicle M. Raza Tariq NUST SMME
17.     Automobile suspension system Muhammad Luqman Akhter NUST SMME




Innovation Title  Team Lead Institution Name
 Representatives from Foundry Service Centre Mr. Muhammad Javed Afzal SMEDA
Hybrid Engineering Sphaib Ahmed paracha Hybrid Engineering
PakWheels Fahad Ahmed Mir


Press Release

The National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) has organized the 2nd DICE Automotive Event on 26th-27th November, 2015. This two day event entails an exclusive Exhibition showcasing a wide variety of automotive related innovative products from prominent Academic institutes and Industry players as well as the first international Symposium on Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering (SAME).

DICE Automotive is an important collaborative project between NUST School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (SMME) and the DICE Foundation USA. This initiative is aimed at providing a forum to enhance association and alliance between Academia, Industry, Government, Entrepreneurs, and Expatriate community in order to fuel the growth of automotive sector in Pakistan.

One of NUST’s key objectives is to create viable and meaningful Industry Academia linkages, in line with the quadruple helix model of innovation, which takes root in forging strong partnerships between Educational Institutes, Private Sector, Government and the Community.This event has enabled the Automotive Sector to showcase its true potential and also for prominent Industry leaders and policy makers to sit together and strategize how to take advantage of the emerging opportunities in the domestic Automotive Sector.

The Inaugural Ceremony of DICE Automotive 2015 was held on 26th November at NUST. The Honourable President of Pakistan, Mr. Mamnoon Hussain graced the occasion as Chief Guest whereas a large number of Government functionaries, Industry leaders, renowned scholars and academicians attended the event from all over the country and abroad. Mr. Mamnoon Hussain, in his address appreciated NUST for taking a lead role in bridging the Academia-Industry divide by creating functional and focused, stakeholder engagement platforms, DICE Automotive being one of them. He mentioned that Automotive Industry is one of the central pillars of developed economies. This sector is intricately connected with various other key sectors of the economy namely; steel, petroleum, glass, plastics and textile industry etc., therefore having a direct impact on job generation and employment creation. This sector employs a large workforce and undoubtedly, has the capacity of fueling greater economic growth. He stated that the challenges posed by globalization, liberalization and increasing competition, demand an imminent need to review the strategic direction and policy framework for sustainable growth of the domestic Automotive Sector. The Global Auto Industry is facing stricter environmental and safety standards requirements. Countries all over the world are already enacting laws to reduce emissions. In this context, he mentioned that one major growth opportunity is in smaller vehicles (subcompacts, microcars, and superminis); and more than 60 percent of this market is located in emerging economies. With the costs of production rising in the developed world, there is a resultant shift of Automotive Industry’s economic center of gravity towards emerging markets. These changing trends will not only spawn many new opportunities for our local Automotive Industry but will also necessitate significant investment in R&D, hence an imminent need for Industry and Academia to work together and collectively explore new technologies. He also impressed upon the students to concentrate on knowledge acquisition and skill enhancement. He urged them to work hard and make honest efforts to strive for the betterment of their country.

Rector NUST, Engr. M. Asghar thanked the President for taking out the time and attending the Inaugural Ceremony of 2nd DICE Automotive 2015, which proved to be a source of great encouragement and motivation for the participants. In his address, he mentioned that universities are the cradle of knowledge and new ideas. The upcoming China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will offer a range of economic prospects for Pakistan, and within this increased economic activity, the transport sector will become the lifeblood of this integrated and interdependent Logistic-Communication network. He also stated that the Automotive Industry doesn’t merely comprise of cars, buses and trucks only but it encompasses a range of vehicles including earth moving equipment and transport machinery, all of which will witness a great demand during the construction of the CPEC. He also stated that latest technologies such as 3-D printing, Big Data and Internet of Things are rapidly transforming the global technological landscape and therefore it is imperative to have a long term vision when designing and creating innovative products. Rector NUST also stated that NUST is also establishing Pakistan’s first National Science and Technology Park (NSTP) at its campus, which will house many technology centric start-ups, creating multiple avenues for scientific and economic growth in a wide range of industrial sectors, including the Automotive Sector.

Chairman DICE Foundation, Dr. Khurshid Qureshi, in his speech, stressed upon the need of tapping knowledge and expertise of the expatriate community to promote innovation in the country. He stressed upon the creation of innovation platforms such as DICE, where ideas can be presented by the Industry and students and innovative products can be transformed into commercial products. He told that in addition to the establishment of DICE Automotive, DICE Energy and DICE Health platforms; DICE Foundation has recently launched DICE Textile in collaboration with National Textile University (NTU), Faisalabad. He also added that the expatriate community will provide their full support to promote innovation in the country.

Chairman Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts & Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM), Mr. Mumshad Ali, while addressing the Inaugural Ceremony of DICE Automotive 2015, highlighted the importance of investing in education, skill development and human resource. He also impressed upon the need of creating the right policy environment to support the domestic Automotive Industry. In this context, he appreciated the past policy initiatives of the government that enabled the country to achieve self-sufficiency in food crops and remarked that a conducive policy can yield similar result in the Auto Sector. He also emphasized the need to promote collaborative R&D in the country.

CEO Indus Motor Company (Pvt.) Ltd (IMC), Mr. Parvez Ghias, discussed essentially about the significant role auto industry plays towards development of a nation and its economy and the importance of Industry – NUST collaboration. He said that vehicle manufacturing requires high investments in manufacturing facilities, processes and manpower. He stressed that the industry needs fiscal and regulatory stability and predictability of consistent policies. This legal framework is one of the most critical parts of the overall country competitiveness and plays a major role in the investment decision to launch new models or set up new facilities. He indicated that Pakistan is set to become the 4th largest populated country by 2030 of 240 million and this presents a huge potential for growing the economy and addressing the social development needs of the country with auto industry leading the economic revival.

He also threw light on productive Industry – NUST Partnership declaring that the companies cannot exclusively rely on their internal R&D for innovation. They also need to collaborate with university. He believed that there is need to give more thought to this relationship structure so that companies can achieve better results. He stressed that in order to leverage value from universities, business executives need to consider the time horizon of the collaboration and the degree of disclosure of the results of the partnership. If we combine these two dimensions, we can see four different collaboration modes namely; the idea lab, the grand challenge, the extended workbench and deep exploration. In the end he once again reiterated that Universities can be major resources in a company’s innovation strategy. But to extract the most business value from research, we as OEMs and auto suppliers must follow some rules that ensure success.

Managing Director and CEO Pak Suzuki Motor Company (PSMC), Mr. Hirofumi Nagao, in his address mentioned that presence of PSMC in Pakistan dates back to the decade of 1970s when Suzuki started its first overseas production. He also said that the Suzuki products have become a recognized house hold name in Pakistan and enjoys more than 50% market share with 73% localization, which is the highest in the Industry in Pakistan. He expressed his expectation that the recent measures that have been taken by the Government have installed the confidence not only in the industry but also to the wider masses.  He believed that the consistent and focused efforts are going to yield positive results for the automobile Industry.

He further added that the Japanese government confers great importance to the growth and development of automobile Industry in Pakistan, as it is a key driver of economic growth. He expressed his gratitude to the Government of Pakistan for implementing investor friendly policies. In the end, he congratulated NUST and PAAPAM on this wonderful exhibition and thanked both managements for giving him an opportunity to attend this graceful event.

Principal SMME, Dr. Abdul Ghafoor, while addressing the audience mentioned that DICE Automotive has been conceived keeping in view the crucial role the Auto Industry plays in the growth of any economy. He also announced the establishment of the NUST DICE Automotive Innovation Centre (NDAIC) at NUST which shall combine academic knowledge with Industry expertise to produce the first completely indigenous Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) in the country. He lauded the efforts all leading Auto Industry Players from Pakistan namely; Indus Motors Company, Millat Tractors Ltd, Atlas Honda Ltd, Pak Suzuki Motor Company and Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts & Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM) in making DICE Automotive a true success and stated that impressive display of their product range was the crown jewel of the Exhibition. In the end, he thanked all the organizers and teams for their wholehearted participation

This event shall surely act as an important milestone in revitalizing the Academia-Industry linkages in the Automotive Sector of Pakistan. By helping to empower the youth through education, innovation and employment opportunities, NUST is fully committed to the goal of a more educated, technologically advanced and prosperous Pakistan and with these collective efforts and active government support, it is a goal well within the reach.

Inaugural Ceremony of the 2nd Distinguished Innovations, Collaboration & Entrepreneurship (DICE) Automotive, 2015


NUST DICE Automotive Center Inaugurated by H.E Mr. Mamnoon Hussain, President of Pakistan


Closing Ceremony

DICE Automotive 2015 organized at NUST was a collaborative project between DICE Foundation, USA and the National University of Sciences and Technology – School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (NUST-SMME). Its strategic objective was to enhance linkages with the expatriate community in order to take advantage of their expertise and experiences for benefiting the Auto Industry in Pakistan. Closing Ceremony of the event was graced by Engr. Ahsan Iqbal (Federal Minister for Planning and Commission) and Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani (Chairman Pakistan Council for Science and Technology).

This two day event managed to showcase automotive related innovations of prominent Academic institutes and Industry players as well as 1st International Symposium on Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering (SAME).

NUST had made extensive efforts to engage the Auto Sector of Pakistan in this event. As a result, prominent market leaders such as Indus Motors Company (IMC) Ltd., Millat Tractors, Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts & Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM), Suzuki Motors, Atlas Honda, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA) displayed a wide range of indigenously manufactured auto related products.

This Exhibition not only showed the true potential of the Auto Sector of Pakistan but also allowed prominent Industry leaders and policy makers to sit together and strategize ways to fast-track the growth of Auto Industry in the country.

A wide variety of institutions participated in this exhibition namely UET, Taxila; COMSAT Institute of Information Technology; NED Karachi; PNEC, Karachi; Dawood University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi; Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi; Swedish College of Engineering and Technology, Rahim Yar Khan; College of E&EME; Air University, Islamabad; Capital University of Science and Technology (Former MAJU), Islamabad; University of Management and Technology, Lahore; University of Central Punjab, Lahore.

1st International Symposium on Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering (SAME) also attracted several research papers in the areas of Automobile’s Engine research, Materials, Aerodynamics, Machining, Welding, Automotive embedded system, Virtual Engineering,  3D Printing and Hybrid Mold Casting.

The symposium covered wide variety of research and innovative themes related to controlling and mapping of temperature of diesel engine lining along with temperature controlling of the automobile. New approaches to virtual engineering involving 3D printers, casting and advanced welding techniques for metals, non-metals and alloys were also discussed. This symposium gave an opportunity to the students and researchers to explore new avenues to benefit industry from research.

Inauguration of NUST DICE Automotive Innovation Center is another milestone set during this event. With the Academia-Industry partnership linkages and the presence of top Industry leaders and senior government functionary I firmly believe that with this kind of support and encouragement, we are on the right track of forging strong meaningful Industry-Academia-Government collaboration for the benefit of the Society.

Abstracts/Summary of the Registered Projects


To design a system which can send a message and location to the desired phone number whenever any kind of accident occurs to the car by using a simple set of components and the complexity is reduced by making research on advance technologies so that system can be updated. Automated car accident detection can save lives by decreasing the time required for information to reach emergency responders

Design, analysis and fabrication of a super lightweight chassis

To grasp & understand some of the most critical aspects of vehicle designing & manufacturing. The importance of Time, Discipline, Hard Work, Patience, Team Work and Successful Project Handling Skills was also realized and adopted. One thing that we sure wanted to do was to find a suitable transition metallic material such as Titanium that could have been used in place of Aluminum to further reduce weight as transition metallic elements have higher strength to weight ratios [5] than other metals but the manufacturing friendly / easy to work with abilities, cost effectiveness & easy availability of the material to be used forced us to use Aluminum. Therefore in my opinion future work in this particular area must be carried out on finding techniques / ways through which transition metallic elements can be made feasible / suitable for being utilized in chassis construction.

 Fuel Efficient Vehicle

In order to provide a better mileage, several innovative options have been considered, their feasibility calculated using mathematical models and their implementation carried out. Every detail has been theoretically calculated and practically executed to reach the best possible results. We have recognized that fuel efficiency can be optimized majorly through weight reduction, improved aerodynamics and better vehicle integration and packaging.

 Formula Electric Racing, NUST

Formula Electric Racing NUST (FERN) is a high performance engineering project undertaken by a dedicated group of undergraduate automotive enthusiasts from Pakistan Navy Engineering College-NUST, Karachi. FERN has designed and fabricated Pakistan’s first ever formula electric racing car according to the stringent rules set by FSAE international. We aim to represent Pakistan at one of the world’s largest educational motorsports competition, the prestigious Formula SAE Lincoln, to be held in Nebraska, US, in 2016, aiming to compete with some of the best universities from the US.

FERN greatly identifies itself with the DICE motto of encouraging innovations, and stands as a model to the DICE cause. Team FERN strongly believes that participating at DICE will allow it a chance to showcase research and innovation in its project and at the same time learn about automotive technologies from other talented students from across the country.

Generation of electricity by using speed breaker

Energy can be changed from one form to another form. Since the early age of man, he is trying to convert energy from one form to another desired form. Whatever happens in the nature, the result we obtained energy transformation. The blowing of wind, the formation of clouds and flow of water are some examples of that. The extensive use of energy has resulted in energy crisis. We need to develop novel methods of optimal utilization, by doing so we not only ease the crisis but also we will be able to preserve the environment. This is one of the emerging techniques to generate the electricity. In this mechanism a rack and sprocket pinion is used. The device converts the kinetic energy into electric energy by using movable speed breaker on the highways. When a car reaches on speed breaker, rack moves downward to generate rotary motion by sprocket pinion. The working principle is clearly explained.

Hexa Electric Motor

This Paper is based on the working of single motor, performing six operations at a time. This implementation is done by using permanent magnets neodymium N-35 instead of electromagnets. The basic theme of this project is to provide the driving force to the car through AC source, at the same time if we want to apply the brake we just have to use rectifier circuits to change the applied voltage (AC into DC). By detecting the obstacles in the range of the car, the rectifier circuit will be switched on and it will apply brake to avoid the collision. The motor also work as the dynamo-meter to generate voltages.

Development of Indigenous Onboard Diagnostic (OBD) Scanner for Euro Standard Compliant Land Rover Defender Jeep

In order to diagnose and eradicate the faults in Euro-standard compliant military vehicles, there is a need to procure specific diagnostic equipment for each of these vehicles on priority and train our technicians on the said equipment accordingly. A number of actions are in hand at various tiers for training of technicians of Corps of EME on the equipment so as to address the problems being faced by the field formations regarding maintenance / repair of these vehicles. The application of the project is for the diagnostics of Land Rover Defender Jeep used in Pakistan Army. Since the indigenously developed scanner is cost effective as compared to the Original Equipment Manufacturer scanner, so it can be provided to Army at lowest level of maintenance and repair echelons.

Ergonomic Design of a Quick and Secure Wheel Change Mechanism

Replacing the punctured or flat wheel with the spare one is the main problem when your car’s tire get punctured / bursts, especially when you are in a remote area and there is no service facility available nearby. It is a hectic and time consuming task, that’s why most people avoid doing it themselves. It gets more strenuous when it is to be performed by a female or old aged person. One has to come out of his car and search for the necessary tools. Lift the car with the jack manually; remove the broken wheel of the car with the spanner and then replace it with the spare one. An ergonomic approach has been followed by our team in our work, we have developed an improved mechanism of car wheel changing that will minimize all above mentioned problems. The central idea of our project is to get rid of nut bolt tightening method and to reduce the number of motions, human fatigue and time.

PAT-AV (RC model) Flying car prototype

Flying car prototype reflects the idea of utilizing the full capabilities of the modern technology for the mean of transportation and the use of a multi-purpose concept in now a days vehicles. Combining the capabilities of car, gyrocopter and motorcycle a developed prototype making which will surf like a car on ground giving the driving experience and which will be able to be transformed to a gyrocopter by the help of on board attachments and also can give a thrilling experience with its leaning concept like a motorcycle. Purpose of the project is to make the complete working prototype model and to add more features that are lacking in current state of the art of the flying car prototypes and to make it financially feasible for developing country like Pakistan and also to categorize it according to the different classes of people so that they can afford to buy it. With all these capabilities to make it a product that may rise the industrial innovation in the relative fields of avionics and automotive.

Industrial Robotic Arm Controlled by Leap Motion Prototype

Robot is an integral part in automating the flexible manufacturing system that one greatly in demand these days. Robots are now more than a machine, as robots have become the solution of the future as cost labor wages and customers’ demand. Even though the cost of acquiring robotic system is quite expensive but as today’s rapid development and a very high demand in quality with IS0 (International Standard Organization) standards, human are no longer capable of such demands. Research and development of future robots is moving at a very rapid pace due to the constantly improving and upgrading of the quality standards of products. Through Leap Motion controller one can easily pick up weight, do work in hazard areas. Leap Motion controller can easily detect the gesture of the hand make the robotic arm work according to the input given through leap motion. Robot and automation is employed in order to replace human to perform those tasks that are routine, dangerous, dull, and in a hazardous area. In a world of advanced technology today, automation greatly increases production capability, Improve product quality and lower production cost. It takes just a few people to program or monitor the computer and carry out routine maintenance with the hand gesture only.

Tungsten Electric Bike

We aim to develop a state of the art electric vehicle, that should be ultra-light weight, environment friendly, easily charged, runs at a very low cost and that should be easily maintained. Now having so many ideals together is a big challenge, especially when the finances are limited, yet we have come up with a “quick and dirty” prototype to proof the concept. Right after we have developed its electronics well enough, will shift this system into a four wheeled lightweight passenger carrying frame.


This project is a Spheroid Unmanned Aerial Vehicle that is capable of Vertical Take-off and Landing. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) are aircrafts of various designs that are not piloted by an on board pilot. They may be autonomous, remote controlled, or fully manual. UAVs have application such as search and rescue, inspections, security, surveillance, science and research, aerial photography and video. The purpose of spheroid VTOL UAV is to allow it to be used in confined space such as an indoor environment where normal UAVs are susceptible to damage if it come in contact with the obstacles such as walls. It is operated by single motor and propeller combination and is designed to be able to hover like helicopters and tilt to move like an airplane. Spheroid VTOL UAV is power efficient. This is new, innovative, efficient, effective, light weighted and lower power consumption design.

KINECT Controlled UGV

An autonomous vehicle that could navigate on human gestures is made by us. Our project is important for the advancement of automotive industries. By using Kinect sensor, we can control a wide range of operations such as acceleration, braking, steering, media, volumes etc. just from our gestures. Some large companies, including Bloomingdale’s and Nissan, are collaborating with Microsoft to test out possible applications. Nissan has introduced a gesture-controlled system for dealerships that lets prospective buyers look inside a virtual version of a new car.  The implementation of electronics will elevate the performance as well as will make drive more fascinating.


The aim of this project was to design an electric bike that would be more economical, practical and, most importantly, more environmentally friendly than the common petrol-powered motorcycle. Work commenced on this self-project in 2014 and using nothing but a table-top drill, a lathe machine and ordinary tools, the project was near completion by November 2015. Due to our limited financial and material resources, we had to think outside the box. The strategy was to purchase a sturdy, strong downhill mountain bike frame and then modify it to suit our needs and requirements. There were many benefits to this strategy, but as mentioned later in the report, there were some drawbacks too.

Electric Commuter for NUST Camus (EV-CI)

The project is driven by the fact that a local production of electric vehicle is encouraged through 2 steps approach. In the first step build a vehicle by adopting a suitable motor and controller while rest is all done through local inputs. In the later stage (step 2) the motor and controller series to be developed locally. This will enable us to master the technologies involved and transform the manufacturing at industrial scale.

Design and Experimental Investigation of circulating Liquid Cooled Vest (Jacket)

Human body generates heat by different processes including metabolism and performance of any activity. This heat is then dissipated by actions like sweating. The extent of heat stress exposure depends on the environment, work demands, and clothing. Heat stress may also impair cognitive function, leading to poor decision-making and careless work practices. To provide comfort and ease to the body this heat must be removed. Personal cooling garments address this problem by providing a portable solution. There exist several technologies in the international market related to personal cooling, but they are less common in a country like Pakistan. Cooling garments are viable solution for military personals, traffic sergeants as well as office workers.

Our project aims at providing the handy and manageable solution at low cost and using easily available modules. The main objective in creating this prototype was to implement a thermoelectric cooling system. We believe that by introducing a newer technology, research and development in this field will increase and smarter solutions will result.

Motorcycle Ambulance

Motorcycle Ambulance is a type of emergency vehicle which either carries a solo paramedic or first responder to a patient; or is used with a trailer or sidecar for transporting patients. A motorcycle ambulance is able to respond to a medical emergency much faster than a car or van in heavy traffic, which can increase survival rates for patients suffering cardiac arrest etc.

Formula Students, SMME

Our project is practical representation of what students of Pakistan are capable of. It showcases the level of expertise the students possess and the training they undergo during their studies. Being part of an international competition our project forms the link between the international community and Pakistani community of students and is itself a representation of Pakistan. Meeting the economies of scale is a major aspect of project.

Development of rapid reconfigurable sheet metal multipoint forming die for sheet metal forming of car body parts

Investigation of reconfigurable discrete dies for sheet metal forming dates back to early 20th century. The reconfigurable nature of these discrete forming dies lends itself well to Flexible Manufacturing Systems. These reconfigurable dies have major advantages over solid forming dies, i.e. minimum setup time required, single die is capable of producing different components and cost of dies is saved etc. Application of sheet metal forming reconfigurable dies in automotive sector is of great importance. Sheet metal formed body parts of different models of cars can be produced on a single reconfigurable die. Our project primarily focuses on an improved rapid reconfiguration technique for densely packed pins. Moreover, the project also elaborates the concept of an improved design of forming interpolator.