Pinoys’ iBus invention snags gold medal in UK

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that Filipinos won a gold medal for the consumer category at the 11th British Invention Show for her invention dubbed as the iBus.

Elma Arboleras and Rodel De Guzman’s iBus presentation (Screenshot from photo posted on ABS-CBNNews.com)

 

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that Filipinos won a gold medal for the consumer category at the 11th British Invention Show for her invention dubbed as the iBus.

 

Elma Arboleras, a BS in Customs Administration graduate from Iloilo, developed the iBUS concept with Rodel De Guzman, her co-inventor. They received no backing from the government or private companies. In fact, Arboleras pooled her own resources to be able to fly to the UK when the entry was shortlisted.

 

The report discussed how the Intelligent BUS Utility System or iBUs works: "The iBUS system can organize the buses based on the machine readable tags. It can group the buses and allocate designated stop or pick up points. It will also impose a time limit on a bus stop usage. The bus will be programmed to stop and open its doors at allocated areas only. It also prides on the Real Time Location System (RTLS) to track the buses and project the exact arrival of buses in the designated loading and unloading areas."

 

Arboleras urged the government to give iBUS a chance. Though she has already received offers for it’s patent from foreign companies, she turned down the offers. She wants Philippines to be the first to benefit from it.

 

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