Highway Industry Development Organization
HIDO, Highway Industry Development Organization, headquartered in Tokyo, is a leading institute focusing on research and development on the technology measures for the intelligent road infrastructure developments. This institution targets to contribute satisfying the people sophisticated and diverse needs for the fulfillment of safe, convenient and environmentally friendly intelligent road infrastructure development through adoption of public-private cooperation programs. HIDO has conducted various research studies for new intelligent road infrastructure technology development related matters. The telecommunications business utilizing optical fiber for road network made road management efficient and digital road map service realized advanced vehicle navigation systems. The practical applications include VICS and ETC services widely deployed in this country. Moreover, HIDO has contributed to promoting the technology development for the ITS road infrastructure.