Deals this week: HERE Technologies, DPWH


The city of Hamburg in Germany and HERE Technologies have entered a memorandum of agreement (MoU) to share data for more efficient and emission-reduced traffic flow. 

HERE Technologies is a global mapping and location services provider. The MoU will give HERE access to the latest non-personal data relating to public transit, construction sites, major events and parking availability from Hamburg, which will be integrated with the HERE Reality Index. 

HERE and the city of Hamburg are also planning to extend cooperation to enable automated driving in urban environments with the help of HERE HD Live Map, which supports autonomous driving. 

"The MoU will give HERE access to the latest non-personal data relating to public transit, construction sites, major events and parking availability from Hamburg."

The Philippines Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have reached an agreement to develop the second phase of the JICA-assisted High Standard Highway (HSH) Network Development Master Plan in the Philippines.  

As part of the agreement, JICA and DPWH will jointly assess the overall conditions and problems of areas in Metro Manila, Visayas group of islands, and Mindanao for 18 months. 

They will focus on the existing national road and expressway network and development plans, and identify issues concerning this area. Furthermore, they will assess future traffic demand and focus on regional connectivity.