Universities will compete on how to use technology to improve road safety. Winners will be awarded ฿180,000
Bangkok – 17 October 2019. Roojai.com, the fastest-growing online car insurance platform in Thailand, has launched Roojai.com: Road to The Future, a contest with the goal of improving road safety in Thailand. The contest is open to university students and encourages all participants to propose technological ideas and solutions that can be used to enhance road safety in the immediate future.
The total value of the prizes is ฿180,000 and the winners will have the opportunity to have their ideas developed with the support from Roojai.com. Online registration is open from now until November 30 at www.roojai.com/roadtothefuture/
Nicolas Faquet, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Roojai.com, said: “Roojai.com places high priority on road safety. We want to do our part in helping the society to reduce accidents and make roadways safer for people. We believe that technology can improve road safety and can help solve problems that lead to traffic incidents and road injuries.”
According to WHO Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018, Thailand was ranked 9th in the world and the highest in ASEAN for traffic death rate, with 32.7 deaths every 100,000 people. Thailand’s traffic death rate is the highest in Asia. The majority of the victims are students and teenagers.
The Road to the Future Contest is designed for a team of three undergraduate students to propose an innovative technological idea in any platform to improve road safety. Ten teams will be selected to join a two-day camp to gain knowledge from experts and have an opportunity to join the road safety onsite inspections. This will be a platform for Thai students to show their skills and to improve their awareness of road safety. “We want find new talents and hope this contest will build road safety awareness with students”, said Mr. Faquet.
For more information about the contest, please go to www.roojai.com/roadtothefuture/
1st Place: 100,000 baht
2nd Place: 50,000 baht
3rd Place: 30,000 baht
Roojai.com, launched in 2016, is a leading insurtech startup, providing a new fast, transparent, and easy digital experience for auto insurance. Roojai.com leverages technology to reduce operating costs and transfer the savings to its customers while improving their overall experience.
Roojai.com is a general insurance broker regulated by the Office of the Insurance Commission (OIC) under the Insurance licence number Wor00022/2558. Roojai.com works with exclusive insurance partners to develop specific products and solutions. With over a million visits a month and 48,000 customers insured through Roojai.com, has become Thailand’s number one online car insurance platform.