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Old 10-24-2008, 12:29 PM   #1
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Default Nissan develops Slip Alert to warn drivers of bad road conditions





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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.

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Old 10-24-2008, 01:20 PM   #2
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I like using my eyes to determine if the road appear slippery or not.

only people who over drive their car for the conditions will maybe benefit from this.
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Old 10-24-2008, 02:14 PM   #3
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Oh come on, is this really necessary?

"There is snow on the road"

"Yes, I know, that's why the road is covered with white powdery stuff... "
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Old 10-24-2008, 02:19 PM   #4
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the only think i coudl see this being really usefull for is if there was an area that had black ice often.
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Old 10-24-2008, 02:57 PM   #5
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Yeah our Tahoe's outside temperature indicator says "ICE" when the temperature is lower than 32 - I think it's kinda silly.

So it looks like CARWINGS takes data from other cars to determine where the slippery conditions are. I can see some funny manipulation of this - take a 350Z out to an intersection and do a few donuts in the middle and now all the other cars get warning about a slippery intersection
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Old 10-24-2008, 03:02 PM   #6
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Sometimes it's difficult to tell if the road is slippery or not.

Just because there is snow on the ground does not mean it's slippery outside. If fact when I can see snow I feel safer than when I know it's freezing outside and I can't see snow.
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Yeah our Tahoe's outside temperature indicator says "ICE" when the temperature is lower than 32 - I think it's kinda silly.
The new Impreza's outside temp readout begins flashing. I was driving into work yesterday.. noticed that it said the outside temp was 35 when I started driving... it started flashing at me when the temp had warmed up to 37.

I gauge for slick conditions by using common sense, and steering feel. We do get a lot of black ice in my area.
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Old 10-24-2008, 03:27 PM   #8
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Sometimes it's difficult to tell if the road is slippery or not.

Just because there is snow on the ground does not mean it's slippery outside. If fact when I can see snow I feel safer than when I know it's freezing outside and I can't see snow.
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ie: if there's snow on the side of the road.. that doesn't mean the road isn't dry and grippy.
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ie: if there's snow on the side of the road.. that doesn't mean the road isn't dry and grippy.
Can we stop with the double negatives, they tend to confuse me Eh- makes sense but I always assume in the colder seasons that if it's cold enough to snow it's cold enough for that melted snow to turn into ice and just be very careful.
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Old 10-24-2008, 03:50 PM   #11
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Good point. Or how would they know what tires the car that slipped has on it? That will make the biggest difference in traction.

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Yeah our Tahoe's outside temperature indicator says "ICE" when the temperature is lower than 32 - I think it's kinda silly.

So it looks like CARWINGS takes data from other cars to determine where the slippery conditions are. I can see some funny manipulation of this - take a 350Z out to an intersection and do a few donuts in the middle and now all the other cars get warning about a slippery intersection
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usually when you hit black ice, its to late anyway.
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