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The Nissan/NEC joint venture into lithium ion battery territory is not the only green car news from the Japanese automaker this week. Forward-thinkers at Nissan are moving along in the testing of the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) we told you about in March. As you might recall, the ITS is designed to, among other things, reduce congestion and accidents and thereby limiting the amount of CO2 in the air.

Some car companies do a lot more than design more fuel-efficient vehicles in their quest to buff up their green credentials. While Nissan is working on the vehicle side of things with the "Green Program 2010," the company is also offering "CarWings," a way for drivers to track their driving habits (see links below). Moving beyond the vehicles themselves, Nissan announced today it is beginning the next text phase of its intelligent transportation system (ITS) project, which coordinates signals be