NTT DATA Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., its communications Inc., Tokyu Security Co., Ltd., and TRENDY Corporation announced that they have developed an expanded IC tag ‘i-safety’ Service that is expected to help reduce traffic accidents involving children, in addition to help protect them from crime. The expanded service, which is still in the experimental stage, alerts drivers to the presence of children in the vicinity thanks to a voice-recording from an electronic information device in the car that warns ‘Children nearby. Please be careful.’
Signals from the child’s IC tag and the driver’s IC tag are picked up by lookout spots on the street, such as electricity poles and schoolyard gates, which are affixed with receivers to pick up such signals. The information is then transmitted back to the car’s information device, triggering the voice-recording. The new system is expected to be especially useful for drivers in residential city areas where visibility is low due to blind intersections caused by hills, house walls, etc.
The expanded ‘i-safety’ Service will be tested in a two-square kilometer area in Aoba-ku, Yokohama City from this December until March next year.
Via: Japan Corporate News