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Grab Participated In Road Safety Idea Hack 2017!

In a combined effort to reduce road crashes, Grab, the Southeast Asia's leading ride platform has sponsored and participated in the Road Safety Idea Hack Week 2017.
Road Safety Idea Hack 2017!
Road Safety Idea Hack 2017!

Idea Road Safety Hack Week 2017

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and partner agencies will gather Filipino developers, IT and digital media talents, and road safety enthusiasts in a national Road Safety Idea Hack at the Crowne Plaza, Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City on March 13 and 18. It'll also feature workshops using traffic and road safety data sets.
Grab together with DOTr and other executives
Grab together with DOTr and other executives

Interested participants will form teams to produce ideas, analyses, methodologies, digital media, advocacy campaigns and app prototypes to improve road safety in the Philippines, using OpenTraffic data provided by Grab together with road crash data aggregated by the DOTr, and other datasets, such as jeepney routes and school locations.

The accepted entries will be judged according to expected impact, creativity, feasibility, and presentation. The panel of judges will be announced soon as well.

In case you are not joining the competition, registered participants are also invited to free workshops on March 13 where they can learn new skills like using the Mapillary or the Open Street Map, or even about how to become a road safety advocate.

This is important as road safety has always been a critical issue for millions of Filipinos. Through the Road Safety Action Plan (2011-2020), the DOTr is committed to reduce road crashes by 50%. Crashes can be mitigated with targeted policy and infrastructure interventions, but these interventions need to be well-informed by evidence. Hence, the DOTr is enlisting the support of the public to use its new open data sets to find solutions that will help meet this target.
“The DOTr, led by Sec. Art Tugade, is strongly committed to address the country’s challenges in road safety and improve the country’s transportation. Accurate and reliable data on road crashes and multi-sectoral collaboration are crucial to achieve these goals. Through this initiative, we plan to tap the country’s ICT talents and road safety community to develop innovative solutions,” DOTr Assistant Secretary for Land Transport and Infrastructure Mark de Leon said. 

Road Incident Visualization Evaluation and Reporting (DRIVER)

DOTr will also launch a new platform called ata for Road Incident Visualization Evaluation and Reporting (DRIVER). It's a web-based and open-source national system for geo-spatially recording and analyzing road crashes. It may be accessed at www.roadsafety.gov.ph and is currently populated with data from Metro Manila, Cebu, and Dipolog.
“The country is in for an innovative event as people of different professions will be coming together to brainstorm for solutions to road safety problems. Technology and data are at the core of our business and something we’ve been sharing with the Philippine government since April 2016. Grab highly encourages everyone to participate to help make transportation safer for Filipinos,” Grab PH Country Head Brian Cu said.
People from diverse backgrounds like app development, digital media, social science, data sciences, road safety advocacy and all who are excited and interested to learn more about open data and road safety are welcome to join the Road Safety Idea Hack summit.

For more information and to participate in the upcoming Road Safety Idea Hack Week, visit https://ideahack2017.eventbrite.com now!
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