Sustainable technologies supported by the Department of Science and Technology Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technologies Research and Development or DOST PCIEERD are to be showcased during the 2023 National, Science, Technology, and Innovation Week (NSTW) celebration in Iloilo City from November 22 to 26.
The DOST PCIEERD champions techs such as the Electric Tricycle (e-Trike), Converted Electric Tricycle (c-Trike), Flexible Electric Vehicle, LPG Public Utility Vehicles (PUVs) Using an OEM Vehicle Platform, and Vehicle-to-Everything Initiatives for Road Safety (VIROS) at the 2023 NSTW Main S&T Exhibits in Iloilo Convention Center and the SESSY Boat at the Lawud S&T Exhibits in JBL Maritime Vanguard.
These locally developed technologies are groundbreaking initiatives for a cleaner and more economical mode of transportation, as well as to enhance road safety and efficiency in the country.
The e-vehicle technologies are good alternatives to the traditional gasoline-powered jeepneys and tricycles. It could significantly reduce noise and air pollution and could potentially lower its operation and maintenance costs. The LPG PUV, on the other hand, promotes the use of cleaner alternative fuels and reduces tailpipe emissions, contributing to a more sustainable public transportation system that is environment friendly.
Additionally, VIROS equips emergency response vehicles with on-board units that establish seamless communication with road traffic infrastructure, including traffic lights. This intelligent network prioritizes the lane of approaching emergency vehicles, ensuring a clear, safe and quick passage.
Lastly, the Safe, Efficient, and Sustainable Solar-Assisted Plug-In Electric Boat, or Sessy E-Boat, is equipped with two electric motorboats with solar panels, one using lead-acid batteries and the other using lithium-ion batteries. It features a locally developed automatic identification system (AIS) for safety and explores the development of controllers for autonomous electric boats. (PR)