COLAS AND A FRENCH COUNTY ARE PAVING THE WAY TO SAFER ROADS
Colas has signed a contract with a French county - the Eure-et-Loir - to
provide it with ANAIS, a digital service based on the use of embedded data. The
target is to help improve user safety by identifying warning zones on road
ANAIS is a solution designed by Mobility by Colas, a unit combining the road
builder's traditional know- how with new technologies. The system collects and
analyzes data relating to the behavior of vehicles on roads, thus making it
possible to detect warning zones on the road network and provide maintenance
recommendations to network manager. The solution won the Road Safety Innovation
2019 award for Emergency Response and Improvements to Road Space at the 3rd
edition of the Road Safety Innovation Awards held on February 20.
Mobility data and new uses
Colas has signed a partnership with Michelin Driving Data Intelligence (DDI)
for the acquisition of driving data in real-life situations. These data,
collected from a community of volunteer drivers, are reported, then aggregated,
anonymized and contextualized on a processing platform designed to detect
warning zones. These zones are then in turn analyzed and processed by Mobility
by Colas, to help local authorities such as the Eure-et-Loir county target
specific road safety maintenance operations.
A new approach to continuous analysis
Acquiring real driving data brings a new dimension to road network diagnostics,
as their analysis can be both continuous and comprehensive. Thus, ANAIS makes
it possible to measure the benefits of maintenance work on detected warning
zones and, more generally speaking, to ensure a continuous improvement process
to make roads safer.
Fabrice Luriot, Manager of Mobility by Colas: "We are proud to sign the first
ANAIS contract with the Eure-et-Loir county. Our offer is in response to a
major challenge: making warning zones safer by improving how we measure network
performance, prioritizing preventive over curative maintenance, and fostering
optimized investments for communities."
Colas, a subsidiary of the Bouygues Group, is a world leader whose mission is
to promote transport infrastructure solutions for sustainable mobility. With
58,000 employees in more than 50 countries on five continents, the Group
performs some 85,000 road construction and maintenance projects each year via
800 construction business units and 2,000 material production units.
In 2018, consolidated revenue at Colas totaled 13.2 billion euros (51% outside
of France). Net profit attributable to the Group amounted to 226 million
For further information:
Delphine Lombard (tel.: +33 6 60 07 76 17) /
Rémi Colin (tel.: + 33 7 60 78 25 74)