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The Inauguration Ceremony of the Community Electric Motorbike System in Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT)

The inauguration ceremony of the community Electric motorbike system which was organized by Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) in cooperation with Bosch Viet Nam took place at campus 1 in HCMUT in the morning on 21st November, 2016.

 

Guests and participants at the ceremony

Attending the ceremony were Vice Director of Department of Transportation in Ho Chi Minh City Mr. Lê Hoàng Minh; General Director/ Bosch Viet Nam Mr. Võ Quang Huệ; General Director/ Center for Research and Development of Bosch Viet Nam Mr. Guru Mallikarjuna; and other staff from  Bosch Viet Nam. Representatives for HCMUT were the Rector/ HCMUT Prof. Dr. Vũ Đình Thành; Vice Rector Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mai Thanh Phong; Dean and two Vice Deans of Faculty of Electrical –Electronic Engineering Dr. Đỗ Hồng Tuấn, Dr. Huynh Phu Minh Cuong and Dr. Nguyễn Quang Nam respectively; Dean of Faculty of Transportation Engineering Dr. Nguyễn Lê Duy Khải; Head of Equipment Management Office Dr. Nguyễn Văn Liêm; Vice Director/ External Relations Office Dr. Võ Đại Nhật together with lecturers and students of HCMUT.  

 

General Director / Bosch Viet Nam Mr. Võ Quang Huệ addressing at the ceremony

Addressing at the ceremony, the Rector of HCMUT Prof. Dr. Vu Dinh Thanh conveyed sincere gratitude to Bosch Viet Nam, local governmental offices and departments and other relevant partner universities for their very kind support to HCMUT making it ready to carry out the Green Challenge 2015. The Community Electric motorbike System is the result of cooperation between Bosch Viet Nam and three universities including HCMUT, German – Vietnamese University and Da Nang University of Technology. The competitive teams are required to build a system which may recognize the payment for electric motorbike use and renewable energy charging and monitor detector-based electric motorbikes. As a result, the team namely UT Salvator from HCMUT won the championship of the Green Challenge 2015. The message behind the event was that both Bosch Viet Nam and HCMUT would like to introduce friendly advanced commuters to communities.

 

Rector Prof. Dr. Vu Dinh Thanh learning how to use the electric motorbikes

The 1st prize award was valued at 900 million VND and the winning team with expertise support from Bosch Viet Nam carried out the project in 2016. For the next step, the team has also been designing and building the whole automatic computer-based operation system.  At a pilot phase, 6 motorbikes will be used in the HCMUT campus which followed up by the expansion to the city center and other provinces and cities as well upon the success.

 

The ceremonial protocol

Through the project, Bosch Viet Nam wished to promote research and development given academia – industry cooperation. Mr. Võ Quang Huệ noted that “we believe that research and development will help build competitive capacity and knowledge-based economy in Viet Nam.” This system which would be implemented in big cities would tackle traffic problems and environment challenges and contribute greatly to smart city building.

 

Guests driving motorbikes inside the campus

 

Group photo between the team and representatives

As far as being known, Bosch Viet Nam has funded 4 billion VND for the project implementation. For the next step, other two systems will run at German –Vietnamese University and Da Nang University of Technology in December 2016. Given the project framework, students of the three universities will use 18 motorbikes free of charge in the campus upon the online registration. Staff and students are cordially invited to pay a visit and give a try on driving the smart electric motorbikes at the Faculty of Electrical –Electronic Engineering. 

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