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GIA LAI, YEN BAI and HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam – March 15, 2024

The innovative Big Data road safety program, AI&Me: Empowering Youth for Safer Roads, has been positively engaging youth to raise their voices for safe mobility across Vietnam. From December 2023 to February 2024, the AIP Foundation team was proud to share the program results and highlights with government stakeholders and partners in Yen Bai, Gia Lai and Ho Chi Minh City.

Empowering youth across Vietnam

As the AI&Me program wraps up across the three cities, we celebrate the following results: over 20,000 pins were scored to indicate high-risk areas using the Youth Engagement App, and over 1,800 young students were empowered with road safety skills. Program results also show that re- and post-intervention surveys of 1,468 youngsters demonstrated increased knowledge, attitude, and behaviors from 55.8% to 82%, 42.1% to 58.6%, and 39.6% to 57.1%, respectively.

Success sharing results with government partners

AI&Me results included 106 highest-risk schools based on Big Data screening, Youth Engagement App, and Star Rating for Schools assessment results and proposed solutions for these schools to enhance star rating and reduce risk scores. 98 schools of 106 schools identified from the Big Data screening have 1-2 star ratings for the school’s main entrance (84 schools with 1 star – 3 schools share location with other schools, 11 schools with two stars). Using evidence-based research of their impact on safety, a Star Rating is calculated at spot locations, where 1-star is the least safe and 5-star is the safest.

The meetings were an opportunity for the results to be incorporated into the Citizen Portal (a public government website) of each provincial government. The government demonstrated a significant commitment to improving these schools based on the findings and recommendations.

AI for Good: Using Big Data to save lives on Vietnam roads

AIP Foundation’s three-year AI&Me: Empowering youth for Safer Roads program is supported by Fondation Botnar – a Swiss philanthropic foundation working to improve the health and well-being of young people living in cities around the world – as well as the FIA Foundation, Anditi, and the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP). The Traffic Safety Committees and the Department of Education and Training of all three provinces support the launch of the App in their areas.

In recent years, big data technology has been utilized to transform road safety through predictive analysis by evaluating historical data to pinpoint high-risk areas. These maps enable authorities to take preventative measures before casualties happen.

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