U.S. giants Google and Twitter said they would engage their Japanese subsidiaries in a project meant to improve data circulation in the aftermath of natural catastrophes.
The two companies announced on Wednesday they would make a more complex analysis of data circulated on the Internet to find new and more effective ways to assist disaster victims, Kyodo reported.
The joint effort will comprise eight companies in total, including Japanese car maker Honda. The firms will look in more detail at the data that was transmitted for about one week after last year’s disaster on evacuation, power blackouts and traffic jams.
The project will additionally try to build a more effective way of analyzing the huge amounts of data that is transmitted from portable devices like smartphones or car navigation systems and is recorded elsewhere.