Nissan Pairs With Beijing On System to Avoid Jams – Amy Chozick

From The Wall Street Journal:

As part of efforts to reduce traffic congestion during the 2008 Olympic Games, the city of Beijing is forming an unusual technology partnership with Nissan Motor Co. to install a citywide navigation system.

Tokyo-based Nissan, a latecomer to China that is trying furiously to catch up with rivals Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. in car sales, approached Beijing city officials last year with a new technology dubbed “Star Wings.” Using an existing Beijing system for collecting traffic data, the Nissan technology will transmit real-time information to drivers via a wireless network to monitors in cars, so they’ll know the quickest route to take and which streets to avoid…[Full Text]

[Image from The Wall Street Journal]

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