How the idea came?
Jahanabad (Gilatola) Cantonment is next to our varsity. They have a ASC school for giving driving training for its soldiers. This is the only driving training school for our soldiers. They have a driving simulator set with eight driver training facilities. It is completely networked and it can be used to evaluate the driving simulation performance of the individuals. So far we know, it was bought from USA by expending over 2 corer Taka during 2000-2001. It is a Windows NT based system. Recently all of the simulators were out of order. You know why? They don't have expert engineer/programmer to take care of them. One of my ex-student, Major Engr Ahmed, was in charge of it. One day he came to my office and approached me to repair them. I agreed with his invitation gladly. We went there immediately. My colleagues and I tried hard to repair the system. After expending few hours, we solved all of the problems gracefully. At that moment, we discovered that this system is not suitable enough and the technology is quite back dated. Major Ahmed told me that we were about to throw it in the garbage. We wondered how funny they are! We offered them to give a better local solution. They don't require spending huge amount of money. If they offer us the one-fourth of that money, we are able to produce the same but improved version of the simulators. My colleagues, Atiq and Nazrul, told me, "Sir, we are going to initiate a 3rd year project for developing a prototype version of it". Instantly, I agreed with them. I told them, I will support you in all aspects of the said project. They offered the projects to the students. Eight daunting students came forwards to take the challenge. They started working hard day and night. Despite a lot of hurdles before them, they developed a prototype within 60 days which is a better version of the current simulator!