Saturday, August 19, 2006

Japan planning intelligent road systems

Smartmobs reports on Japan's taking the currently installed Vehicle Information and Communication System (VICS) to the next level:

"The Driving Safety Support System being developed by the Universal Traffic Management Society of Japan, plans on utilizing two-way infrared beacons -- installed about 5.5 meters above the street -- to analyze real-time information about street conditions, hazards, and pedestrians who aren't paying attention.

The beacons will reportedly beam the data to your in-car navigation system, and depending on your specific location, will be tailored to address intersections and crossroads that you are actually approaching."

Read more via Endgadget

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