The Toyota Hackathon, 2018 – Code for a safer India, is being organized by Toyota, IRSC (IIT-Delhi) and IL&FS Education
Children are at a higher risk of road traffic injuries, because they are less able to assess the risk and are more prone to testing their boundaries and overestimating their abilities.
It is, hence, essential to develop a system that presents a solution to this challenge.
Toyota, one of the world leaders in the Automobile sector, is organizing a Hackathon aimed at generating awareness about road safety, but not just through the conventional way; instead, through an interactive and innovative participatory platform, open to students of classes 9-12, across schools in the Delhi and NCR region.
The Hackathon aims at developing implementable, digital solutions to promote road safety, and reduce the frequency and effect of road accidents, or for detecting violations. The competition aims at exploring the creative, innovative and intellectual genius of students, across schools, in order to meet the long-term goal of launching implementable products/solutions into the market stream that strive to meet this challenge.
The programme includes two phases: a basic online, shortlisting test; shortlisted teams, therefrom, will proceed to the next phase at IIT, Delhi, to be held on the 17th and 18th of December, 2018.
The finale will include workshops on road safety, and on the Hackathon, subsequent to which the teams will be given 36 hours to work on any pertinent idea, come up with a prototype/a formal, implementable plan to address the challenge. Students can take part as an individual or as a team, with a maximum of four members populating a team.
Experts will be present to guide at each step. The themes revolve around driver behaviour, road conditions, fraud detection and GPS detection. Top performers will be invited for the final presentation. The winner of the first prize will win a cash prize of Rs. 20,000, while the 2nd and 3rd positions will win Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 10,000, respectively.