October 23, 2008

Nissan to Begin Intelligent Transport System Tests

Nissan Motor has announced that it will initiate a large-scale community-based test of its intelligent transport system, integrating cellular communications with vehicle telematics to help prevent pedestrian-related accidents.

The pilot project will be conducted in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture for a two-month period from November 1, 2008 to December 27, 2008.

According to the company, this represents the first and largest such experiment conducted of its kind, involving 500 pedestrians and 200 drivers, in collaboration with NTT DoCoMo, a mobile network operator in Japan.

The participants will use a cellular phone that is compatible to the Nissan navigation system on-board test vehicles, and will go about their regular daily routines, commuting within the neighborhood.