DRIVER 2.0

Presently, there are around 1.2 billion vehicles on the road, and it is estimated that there will be approximately around 2 billion vehicles by 2035. The rising number of vehicles on the road is one of the main reasons for road accidents. According to a study, each year around 1.35 million people are killed globally in road accidents. The number of accidents has been rising around the globe at an alarming rate. Many international organizations are undertaking projects to reduce the number of accidents by creating awareness through educational campaigns and road safety initiatives. 

 

Opportunity

 

Data Collection, analysis, and reporting of road crashes to improve policy and road safety

Driver 2.0 to reduce road fatalities

As an initiative to study where and how road accidents occur, Aventior in partnership with World Bank and other global leaders developed a platform. This platform collects and analyzes data about the accidents that occur at a particular place. The platform collects data on a real-time basis from accidents as well as road crimes. The data collected by this platform can be accessed by the municipal, state/provincial, and national agencies. The data collected by this platform can be used by various state and national agencies for the improvement of policy, budget allocation, decision making, engineering solutions, deployment of enforcement, and road safety interventions. 

Approach

For the DRIVER 2.0 program, Aventior planned an on-site visit to the World Bank’s office in Singapore and its offices in Manila, Philippines. The preliminary discussions we held to define the objective and its implementation. Through this face-to-face interaction with the World Bank’s core team gave Aventior invaluable inputs to understand the current issues and to enhance the platform accordingly. 

The initial stage of this project was amidst Covid-19. All countries including India were fighting the repercussions of Covid-19. Most of the companies had started working remotely. Team Aventior worked from India and Team World Bank had teams working from 3 different continents. Despite different time zones, the efficient teams managed to work judiciously and delivered the project on time. Timely demos of the project DRIVER 2.0 were also conducted. Team Aventior presented the demos in the Ivory Coast as well as to the iRAP team.

Team Aventior overcame the hurdles caused due to Covid 19 and delivered the project DRIVER 2.0 and deployed it in various countries all this while working from home.

DRIVER 2.0 has been deployed in countries like the Philippines, Mumbai, India, and various regions in the Asia Pacific. 

Aventior architected and designed this platform on a best-in-class web portal, which is designed to scale for global implementation. This platform is being migrated to a new technology stack to improve the scalability and availability of the data. This platform is developed using Python 3.x as backend technology and Angular 8.x as frontend technology. 

It has been implemented with iRAP to integrate with iRAP star-rating data and the iRAP toolkit API. To implement the iRAP star-rating data on version 2 of the platform’s map, Aventior coordinated with the iRAP team and used the SDKs provided by them. The SDKs have the APIs to fetch the iRAP star-rating data. The SDK is then integrated into Python Django and created the APIs, which were then used in Angular to show the iRAP data on the map. 

Aventior has designed and implemented new UX screens including Android and iOS apps.

This project’s total engagement has been 18 months and Aventior has successfully delivered Phase -1 and is now working on phase – 2. 

Impact

Reducing Road fatalities to zero around the globe

A GRSF initiative to reduce road fatalities to zero around the globe by 2030, Aventior in partnership with World Bank had undertaken this project to develop and implement a platform to collect data from accident spots and provide them to the authorities for further decision making. The cloud-based web and mobile platform is designed to collect, store, and integrate road accident and crime data. This platform caters to country-wise localization including Brazil and some of the Asian countries including Laos, the Philippines, Vietnam, and India. 

This platform will allow authorities at the state government and national agencies to make favorable decisions to make roads safer for vehicle owners. The aim to reduce road accidents to zero is an ambitious project and it can be achieved with the right amount of information on a real-time basis. The data will help in making decisions to improve traffic control in the busiest streets, awareness of dangerous intersections, narrow lanes, and curves. 

Aventior has delivered all milestones of this project on time. The opportunity to work with the finest core team of World Bank is an experience in itself. Team Aventior and Team World bank successfully converted this ambitious project into a reality. 

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