Colas and NEC Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Monday in Tokyo.
Under this MOU, Colas and NEC will jointly work on High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) projects in France.
Both companies will develop a new image analysis system that monitors the number of passengers in a car from roadside cameras and encourages car sharing in order to contribute to the reduction of CO2, traffic jams, loss of time and accidents.
Aximum, a subsidiary of Colas, will lead the implementation the HOV project in collaboration with NEC.
In addition to the HOV project, Colas and NEC will expand their cooperation in other areas, such as Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), by conducting joint activities and exchanging information.
“We are pleased with our new collaboration with NEC and look forward to the outcome of our joint HOV project, which is in line with our strategy for innovating to reduce transport’s impact on the environment,” said Joseph Gandolfo, chairman and chief executive officer, Aximum SA.