Winners of the first road safety idea hack

I just received this today via the email. The official results of the first road safety Idea Hack that culminated last Saturday.

First place
Team name: Digify
Members: Gaile Sarmiento, Rodelio Arenas
Solution: J.A.R.V.I.S. (Just Another RoadSafety’s Very Intelligent Service) mobile app is a driver companion app that can serve as a driver’s companion to Road Safety (with Handsfree and Voice Command features). It provides data visualizations, guides and safety statistics and uses AI and machine learning to customize the user-experience and improve data analysis.

Second place
Team name: Haraya
Members: Juan Paolo Espiritu, Mark Joseph Basibas, John Hay Supetran
Solution: DriVR
DriVR is a comprehensive driver exam in Virtual Reality, that tests drivers in actual Metro Manila traffic conditions and situations, in order to eliminate common sources of bottlenecks and accidents. Drivers won’t just be tested if they know how to move a car, but more importantly they are tested in road courtesy, safety techniques, and respect for the law.

Third place
Team name: Thinking Machines
Members: Pia Faustino, Stephanie Sy, Mika Aldaba Gilian Uy, Reg Onglao
Solution: Unlocking Hidden Patterns in 10+ Years of MMDA Road Crash Data
A series of online interactive data visualizations based on the MMDA’s biggest road crash data set,

Special citation – Open Source Award
Name: Joseph Emmanuel Dayo
Solution:
RoadSafe is an android app that uses the DRIVER platform data in order to create a realtime risk assesment of your surroundings while you are driving or walking. The app will, using voice overs and notifications, provide alerts and suggestions about the possible dangers in your vicinity. A special algorithm runs in the backend to calculate various risk factors and relay them realtime to the app. Future versions aim to provide more advanced risk assesment and routing suggestions. Historical data is based on the 2015 incident database.

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My Asean 2017 Journal: The Three Pillars

These videos give some insight on the three pillars of the ASEAN Community.The three pillars are (i) ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC); (ii) the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and (iii) the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC). They are the most crucial areas deemed necessary for the progress and evolution of ASEAN and its peoples.

Pillar Socio Economic

Pillar Political Security

Pillar Socio Cultural

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My Asean 2017 Journal: How to keep abreast with ASEAN 2017

The Philippines is hosting ASEAN this year and it is also the 50th anniversary of ASEAN. To learn of what ASEAN means to us: How it will affect our lives be updated on what is happening the whole year.

Here are some useful links:

Learn more about ASEAN 2017 and be updated with the events for the whole year go to and follow these links –

Website of ASEAN 2017 – Partnering for Change, Engaging the World – link

Twitter Account of ASEAN 2017 (@ASEAN2017) — Link

Facebook Page of ASEAN 2017 — Link

Also follow the hashtag #ASEAN2017

Also follow the Presidential Communications (Government of the Philippines) since they cover all the events of ASEAN real time — Link

And here is an AVP about ASEAN

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