Toyota aims to reduce traffic accidents through the use of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), has developed an onboard navigation system compatible with the vehicle-infrastructure cooperative Driving Safety Support System (DSSS) scheduled for launch by the Japanese National Police Agency in Japan in July.
The new navigation system is representative of Toyota’s work in the area of safety technology and vehicle development carried out under its Integrated Safety Management Concept. Toyota is developing individual onboard safety devices and systems while promoting the development of vehicle-infrastructure cooperative systems that enable information exchanges among different vehicles and the traffic infrastructure.
The five main features of the new system, which provides timely audio and visual warnings and notifications to drivers, are (See Photo Gallery):
1) “Red light” warning
2) “Stop sign” warning
3) “Stationary vehicle ahead” notification
4) “Blind corner vehicle presence” notification
5) “Green light” advance notification (reduces traffic congestion and emissions; first real-world implementation)