Toyota launches new intelligent navigation system to reduce accidents
The top Japanese car maker wants to reduce road accidents by using its "Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)." This navigation system is compatible with the "Driving Safety Support System (DSSS)." It should be launched by the "Japanese National Police Agency" in in Toyota's home country in July.
The company says it has been working on the security and safety very hard and this new navigation system comes to prove its work on safety as an example. Toyota develops individual safety devices and embedded systems, while promoting the development of cooperative systems that allow information exchange between vehicles and road infrastructure.
The five main characteristics of this new system are the following. The system informs the driver about a red light with audio and video warning. The navigation system informs of "stop sign" and has a "vehicle order" notification. Another characteristic informs the driver of a presence of a blind spot. The 5th one notifies the driver of Green Light to reduce congestion.
Earlier this year Toyota had said that it's Prius model was going to the first Toyota with the Entune multimedia system. This new system was said to leverage the mobile phone to provide a richer in-vehicle experience with fully integrated and wireless upgradeable navigation, entertainment and information services.