Coimbatore, Oct.13 (ANI): An engineering student has designed an unmanned computer-operated miniature car that can be controlled through satellite signals through Internet-based computer networking.
VVV Karthi, the 21-year-old computer student who hails from Coimbatore said the operators could access the car through secured passwords.
"Basically the car operates with the help of satellite signals. The point to access the signals is controlled by a network. The network area is served through Internet so it is very easy to access the network of the car. The relevant detail of the car is received to a particular user that operates the signal," said Karthi.
Karthi also said the programme, which took a year to develop, cannot be hacked easily as it is designed to operate with a wireless mobile phone command.
The users would be given a secured password and identification number.
The operating command would be linked to a satellite through the Internet. After the password is verified the vehicle can be operated from any corner of the world.
If an attempt to hack the car is made it sends a message and alert signals to the user.
Karthi said the unmanned car had a number of user-friendly features.
"The unique feature of the car is that it can be operated from any part of the world and you just need a computer to operate it. No other system is needed. It only has a simple password, which could be logged in and can be easily operated. No driver in particular is required to run it," said Karthi.
This surveillance vehicle can be used in factories to carry goods and also to keep a watch on any activity from a distance.
It can also prove beneficial in security of temples and can be even used in search operations by the police force in dense forests or hilly areas.
The computer wizard plans to use the same technology for air surveillance by using the same technology in helicopters. (ANI)