Road Safety Hackathon – ADAS

Centre of Excellence for Road Safety (CoERS) at IIT Madras is organising a Hackathon to develop India specific ​Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) products to improve road safety. If you are a student or a tech Start-up who is concerned with improving road safety conditions in India, grab the opportunity to make a difference.

As per the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) report of year 2016, 84% of road crashes are due to driver negligence.. Although the vehicle manufacturers have ventured to reduce crashes by assisting the drivers with use of technological solutions through ADAS products, the challenge here is to develop ‘ADAS’ products to address the driver behavior exhibited in India and accident scenarios given below but not limited to the following::

  • Risky or unsafe overtaking
  • Speed limit violations
  • Rash driving
  • Drunken driving
  • Two-wheeler fall/accidents
  • Two-wheeler skidding/instabilty
  • Tyre-burst

The contestants shall present their ideas through a Concept Note (Word Document) containing the following:

  • Title of the work
  • Working methodology (not to exceed 1,000 words)
  • Technology to be used
  • Process flow
  • Estimated cost structure
  • Support required

The solutions developed by the interested entities will be used to improve Road Safety in the country.

  • Students (with faculty mentors if required)
  • Tech Startups


Last date for submission of concept Note is 8 May 2023.

On Screening of submissions of the Reports by a committee of experts in the relevant domain areas and notification of First round of short-listed concepts, selected applicants will be asked to make a 10 minute online presentation of their working models (3D CAD drawings/computer simulations) to the Jury on 12 July 2023.

After this the contestants shall develop their ideas to create a proof of concept or prototype by availing lab facilities and mentoring by CoERS, IIT Madras.

The Grand Finale has been scheduled to be held in December 2023 and winners will have the option to work with CoERS team at IIT Madras to mature their concept to a product and incubate it into a start-up. There will be attractive prizes, Internships, and opportunities at CoERS.

Submission of Concept Note: 8 May 2023
Presentation of Working Model: 12 July 2023
Mid-Term Review: 7 October 2023
Completion of Final Prototype: 15 November 2023
Grand Finale: 1 December 2023
  • The venue for the Final Presentation will be 303, New Academic Complex – 1, IIT Madras.
  • The venue for the Award Ceremony will be AMM Arunachalam Auditorium, IC&SR, IIT Madras.

Subsequent to the successful testing of the products / solutions, the Jury will announce winners of the Hackathon who will be rewarded with total prize money upto ₹25 Lakh.

  • Submission by applicants shall be own idea/concept or shall be disqualified at any stage if found violated.
  • Judgment of the jury will be final and applicants shall abide by it.
  • On being shortlisted, applicants shall be deemed to agree CoERS regulations for being mentored or nurtured.

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