Nissan announces new safer navigation system

Nissan announces new safer navigation system

Nissan Navigation system

Yesterday, Nissan announced its latest automotive navigation system design that uses intelligent transportation system infrastructure (ITS) and other advanced tech to assist in safer and greener driving. The new navigation system – the world’s first to incorporate ITS information in a production vehicle – will debut on selected Nissan models from early next year in Japan.

The navigation system incorporates four new features in addition to the standard navigation functions. These include a low-visibility intersection warning system, a school zone alert, a navigation-linked speed control and more efficient route search and calculation functionality.

Most innovative is the low-visibility intersection warning system. This system uses a beacon that synchronises with a number of other sensors located around the general road infrastructure. Using information communicated on this network, drivers can receive audible and display warnings when approaching some low-visibility intersections. The driver can then choose to slow down, or act accordingly. This is the first system of its kind bundled into a production automotive navigation system.

The overall goal of the enhanced navigation system is to pass on safety information to drivers helping to cut down accidents at intersections and also raise awareness for driving safely. The system also incorporates an economical driving feature already introduced on a number of Nissan models.

Nissan Navigation system

Yesterday, Nissan announced its latest automotive navigation system design that uses intelligent transportation system infrastructure (ITS) and other advanced tech to assist in safer and greener driving. The new navigation system – the world’s first to incorporate ITS information in a production vehicle – will debut on selected Nissan models from early next year in Japan.

The navigation system incorporates four new features in addition to the standard navigation functions. These include a low-visibility intersection warning system, a school zone alert, a navigation-linked speed control and more efficient route search and calculation functionality.

Most innovative is the low-visibility intersection warning system. This system uses a beacon that synchronises with a number of other sensors located around the general road infrastructure. Using information communicated on this network, drivers can receive audible and display warnings when approaching some low-visibility intersections. The driver can then choose to slow down, or act accordingly. This is the first system of its kind bundled into a production automotive navigation system.

The overall goal of the enhanced navigation system is to pass on safety information to drivers helping to cut down accidents at intersections and also raise awareness for driving safely. The system also incorporates an economical driving feature already introduced on a number of Nissan models.

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