The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

Nissan Tests Real-Time “Slip-Hazard Warning System”

October 16, 2007

TOKYO – Nissan will test its “slip-hazard warning system” in Hokkaido, Northern Japan, between November 2007 and March 2008, according to Telematics Update. The system uses real-time road condition data collected from probe cars. Nissan expects about 100 vehicles equipped with the Carwings navigation system to provide the necessary real-world driving sample data for this project.

The system combines data from its ITS and in-vehicle ABS to issue real-time voice alerts as the vehicle approaches a slippery point in the road. Nissan hopes to examine the accuracy, effectiveness, and feasibility of the system using various probe data, for future commercial application.

In addition to the slip-hazard warning system, the newly improved Carwings system offers:

  • Real-time map of slippery points relative to current vehicle position based on data received via its Carwings communications system and probe information.

  • Statistical data based on historical records of the slippery points.

  • Cumulative data on accident points.

  • Location of reported skid accidents in the most recent years and from past years.
  • Twitter Facebook Google+


    Please note that comments may be moderated. 
    Leave this field empty:

    Fleet Incentives

    Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.


    Fleet Faq Fuel Management

    Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

    View All


    Fleet Tracking And Telematics

    Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

    View All


    Fleet Management And Leasing

    Merchants Experts will answer your questions and challenges

    View All


    Sponsored by

    James Crocker is director of fleet operations, overseeing purchasing, remarketing, and logistics for Merchants Leasing.

    Read more

    Up Next

    More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher