We have a hosting agreement with Cisco Systems which enables us to use Cisco Datacentres for our Mobile and Web Platform.
We are also working on creating partnership with Karnataka Government and BBMP.
How does your idea encourage citizens to participate in making roads safer?
The project aims to resolve issues of bad infrastructure and help administration identify areas of traffic congestion helping them plan better. All this is possible only by data generated by citizen participation. When citizens participate, they will see a positive change which will further encourage them creating a positive feedback loop.
Barriers: What barriers might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?
The platform relies heavily on citizen participation. If not enough citizens participate, then the scope and impact gets limited. To overcome this, we are designing informative videos, trying to work with NGOs which can use their volunteer base to submit complaints, and working with public figures to endorse and publicise the platform.
Is your project targeted at solving any of the following challenges?
Active citizenship: Projects that work to promote active engagement with road safety from individual citizens, pedestrians, communities, and social networks, or that use education as a tool to raise awareness and promote engagement, Technology: Projects that leverage technology to promote road safety, Governance: Projects that address public policy, legal, and/or regulatory issues in the area of road safety.
If yes, how is your project applicable to the Bangalore context?
Our organisation is based out of Bangalore and would be the first city where we would be launching our platform. Bangalore is also a perfect fit for our initiative due to huge penetration of smart phones and mobile internet. Also, since Bangalore is a hub of technologists, a large population is tech-savvy and welcoming of technology based solutions. Most of the working population suffers daily due to bad road infrastructure and congestion because of bad planning which would make our initiative appealing to them.
We plan to launch in Bangalore mid-August, 2014.