Introduction

Road safety is an emerging trend nowadays. Road traffic accidents (RTA) is a global disaster hampering the life of millions. Every day 414 valuables' lives are lost due to road accidents. Road safety reflects the character of a person. After many road safety campaigns and awareness programs, there is still an increase in deaths in India, ranking first in the number of road accident deaths across the 199 countries and accounting for almost 11% of the accident-related deaths in the World. Not only in India, Road traffic continues to be a major developmental issue, a public health concern, and is a leading cause of death and injury across the World killing more than 1.35 million globally as reported in the Global Status report on Road Safety 2018 with 90% of these casualties taking place in the developing countries.

Indian Road Safety Campaign and Ministry of Road Transport and Highways have launched this Ideathon during National Road Safety Month to invite ideas to address one of the most pressing issues of current times- the current road safety scenario of our nation. The competition lays emphasis on suggesting ideas for Road safety related issues which often becomes the reason behind deaths in Road Accidents and how to incorporate those ideas to curb those issues.

Themes for the Ideathon

Driver Behaviour

Improving driver skills and building applications and/or simplistic integrable devices that can make driving much more easier and efficient. Here, we aim to target both domestic as well as commercial drivers. Such improved techniques and assistive technologies can prove to be very beneficial in bringing down the number of accidents.

Crash Investigation

Analysing why an accident happened is a very important aspect of our endeavour to build safer roads. If we can come up with a web-tool/app that can make crash investigation easy and help us perform the same in a systematic way, it should be a game changer.

Emergency Connect

Working on a web/tool that can improve the post accident emergency space in India. From working on making it easy for the victims to claim financial support to the process of getting an ambulance- there is a lot of gap in the space that can be worked upon by using technology to improve the same.

Vehicle Fitness

People most often do not know whether their vehicle is in the best state to undertake the journey. We can come up with a solution that can help citizens evaluate the state of their vehicle before every drive and help them with any issues before the start to have safe journeys.

Smart Analyzer

A free tool can be developed for the police of the nation that can help them monitor speed of the vehicles, implement odd-even policies, track fitness of the vehicles and age of the same, person wearing helmet or not, has the seat belt on or not based on continuous video feeds

Guidelines

Details about the Rounds

  • Phase 1 - Each team has to present an abstract of their ideas on any one of the given themes. In the abstract, only the important points are to be highlighted. The word limit for submission is 150 words.
  • Phase 2 - The teams selected for Round 2 are required to submit their complete proposal. The proposal will contain the executive summary, need analysis/secondary survey, scope of the idea, step-wise implementation plan, impact analysis of the idea, timeline for execution and references. Word limit for submission is 750 words.
  • Phase 3 - In the final round, the teams selected for the final round will be invited to an online event to present their solution in the form of a presentation in front of the esteemed panel.

Timeline

Start date 22 Jan

 

Phase 1 Submission Ends on

10 Feb on MyGov

Phase 1 results

13 Feb on MyGov

10 Teams will be shortlisted for Phase 2. Shortlisted teams will get intimation on email.

Phase 2 Submissions Ends on 17 Feb

PPT(Top 10)

Phase 2 results 20 Feb

 

5 Teams will be shortlisted for Phase 3. Shortlisted teams will get intimation on email.

Phase 3 Presentation(Online Event)- 22 Feb

PPT(Top 5)

Rewards

First Prize:10,000
Second Prize:7,500
Third Prize:5,000

Terms and Conditions

A. Eligibility

  1. Indian nationals only.
  2. Students studying at any Indian university/ institute.
  3. Start-ups, and professionals/ employed individuals.
  4. Solo founders, entrepreneurs, and other individuals.

B. Application Submission

  1. The Ideathon is organized by Indian Road Safety Campaign and Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, henceforth called as ‘Organizers’.
  2. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  3. All entries obtained through unauthorized sources or which are incomplete, illegible, mutilated, altered, reproduced, forged, irregular, or fraudulent in any way or otherwise not in compliance with the rules are automatically void.
  4. The form should be submitted in English.
  5. It is strongly advised not to wait until the deadline for the submission of entries. Organizers shall not be responsible for non-receipt of entries on account of server errors/ traffic.
  6. The organizers reserve the right to select or reject any submission without assigning any reasons whatsoever and without thereby incurring any liability to the participant(s) whatsoever.
  7. The participants represent that the submission is original, and is not copyrighted by anyone or any firm. The participants also represent that the submission contains no violation of any existing copyright or another third party right including but not limited to copyrights, patents, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets or other proprietary rights or any material of an obscene, indecent, libelous or otherwise unlawful nature and does not infringe the rights of others. The participants are solely responsible for the accuracy of any information and conclusions contained in their respective submissions. Further, the participants understand that any submission in violation of the instant clause shall stand disqualified, without any intimation to the participants.
  8. The organizers shall be entitled to, without limitation, publish the submissions (or part(s) thereof) on their promotional materials, including but not limited to websites, their newsletters or any other publications; without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.
  9. Organizers reserve to cancel the competition or modify the rules, dates of the competition anytime. The Organizers shall have no liability whatsoever for any inconvenience/loss directly or indirectly caused to any Participant due to such modification of rules/cancellation of competition and the Participants shall accordingly not be entitled to raise any claims pertaining to the same.
  10. Once the participants have made submissions on the platform, they shall have no claim even in the event of stoppage/cancellation of the competition.
  11. Teams shall maintain detailed documentation of their idea and solution at all stages of the hackathon for reference and record purposes. The organizers reserve the right to review these documents any time during the event.
  12. Any decision by the organizers on any aspect of the Ideathon at any point of time during the course of the event is final and binding to all the participants, without any reservations.
  13. The Participants shall indemnify and keep indemnified organizers against any claim raised by any party regarding the submission made by the participants. The participants shall be liable to indemnify the organizers for all costs and expenses they may have to incur against such claims.
  14. The Participants shall preserve the confidentiality of all communication & information and shall not use the same for any other purpose whatsoever.
  15. If any question, dispute or difference (hereinafter referred to as a ‘Dispute’) between the participant and the organizers hereto arises, the decision of the President, IRSC will be final and binding

C. Communication

  1. You can write to us at info@road-safety.co.in The team will respond back as soon as possible.
  2. Phase 1 results, announcements, and updates will be shared on MyGov website. Email updates will be sent to concerned participants wherever required.
  3. All communications between the Organizers and participants will be done through the registered email only. This will be the only form of communication and any other forms of communication will not be entertained.

D. Prize

  1. Taxes on the prize money will be the sole responsibility of the winners. Prizes may be subject to tax reporting and other purposes. The winner agrees to provide necessary information to affect the same and to fully cooperate in fulfilling all applicable legal requirements. Taxes on the prize money will be applicable as per the rules on the day of disbursement.
  2. Mode of payment - The prize money will be transferred to the bank account of the winner. Bank account details must be shared after the results are announced.