Nissan Motor to test real-time slip-hazard warning system

Nissan Motor will test its “slip-hazard warning system” in Hokkaido, Northern Japan, to help mitigate accidents on slippery roads experienced in cold weather conditions. The advanced intelligent-system combines data from its ITS (Intelligent Transport System) and in-vehicle ABS (anti-lock braking system) to issue real-time voice alerts as the vehicle approaches a slippery point in the road. The project in Hokkaido is intended to evaluate the tolerances in the system under real-world driving conditions.

Nissan is expecting about 100 vehicles, which are equipped with the Carwings navigation system to provide the necessary real-world driving sample data for this project. The test phase will be conducted from November 2007 to March 2008, in cooperation with the Hokkaido Prefecture Police. The newly-improved Carwings system offers a full range of information for the customer such as traffic information and route navigation.