Nissan Cars Could Warn You About Driving the Wrong Way

By Stephen Markley  on January 29, 2009 Maybe Nissan wants to cater to the cracked-out-celebrity car-buying demographic.

How else do you explain its research into developing a system that warns drivers when they’re going the wrong direction? The automaker announced research for an IT-assisted road information system that uses a cell phone to detect dangerous driving situations.

For a whoops-I’m-driving-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-darn-highway situation, GPS would “alert” you. In the event you’re driving up a steep hill or down a sudden decline, a telematics system would, you know, let you know that that was going on.

One would think that the most common reason for a person driving the wrong way would be inebriation, and if you’re driving drunk the wrong way, it seems doubtful a warning light will do much good. As for the rest of us, call me old-fashioned, but I’ll stick with these “eyes” things that have been working so well all these years.

Nissan Working on Wrong-Way Warning System (Autoblog)

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