Toyota Kirloskar Motor has joined hands with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi to drive a road safety mission- Hackathon initiative which aims at incubating ideas of young minds to support the national mission of ‘Zero Fatality’. Over 180 teams which include over 370 students from more than 100 schools from the Delhi-NCR region have participated in the road safety campaign. The students who have been allowed to register for the road safety mission are from grades 9th to 12th who have worked in association with Indian Road Safety Campaign (IRSC), an NGO formed by IIT Delhi.
The event is categorized into three-dimensional themes- educate on driver behaviour, enforcement on fraud detection, and infrastructure to build good roads. The educate drivers program will integrate devices into both commercial and private vehicles which will caution the driver when they drive rash or are fatigued. The fraud detection program will keep a check on faulty driving practices such as underage driving and driving under the influence of alcohol.