Nissan's JDM customers will now be able to benefit when some other poor schmo skids a Teana into a ditch. The CARWINGS telematics system has a new application bent on safety called Slip Alert. Slip Alert combines real-time images from cameras set up in Hokkaido to monitor conditions in dangerous areas, data on ABS and traction control usage from other Nissans carrying CARWINGS, and statistics from years gone by in an attempt to keep drivers from wrecking. When cruising along in treacherous going, the navigation system will keep the driver informed with a voice admonishment and an on-screen graphic. Nissan says the system indeed works, but it's not headed for the United States any time soon, so we'll still be able to spot rolled Armadas and stuffed Maximas this winter.

[Source: Wired]

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