SKY Project - Skid Incident Info Service

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SKY Project - Skid Incident Info Service
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Type: Field operational test
Tested system/service: Autonomous Systems
Countries: Japan  ? test users
4 partners  ? vehicles
Active from 2004 to ?
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Masao Fukushima
masao-f@mail.nissan.co.jp
NISSAN MOTOR CO.,LTD
Japan
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SKY General information

The SKY project is a field test of applications already available on the market or coming soon. It is carried out by a large number of ordinary people in real traffic conditions. The SKY project started with several initiatives such as intelligent speed advisory testing with 2,000 participants around primary schools, intersection collision avoidance using V2I with the same number of participants, small children traffic safety using RFID with 300 participants, pedestrian traffic safety using GPS cell phone by 700 participants, hazard warning on winter road by 150 participants, real time probe car data collection by 2,700 vehicles, etc.

This FOT is in order to grasp the user acceptability and effectiveness of Skid Incident Information Service in winter roads.

Details of Field Operational Test

Start date and duration of FOT execution

Nov 2007 – Mar. 2009

Geographical Coverage

Sapporo city, Hokkaido Japan (one of the big cities in Japan’s northern area)

Link with other related Field Operational Tests

Other SKY FOTs

Objectives

Objectives:

  • To help reduce traffic accidents
  • Ease traffic congestion utilising ITS

Measures:

  • Collaboration with infrastructure, in addition to technology in vehicles themselves.
  • Use of information on the status of nearby vehicles and the surrounding traffic environment.

Results

Lessons learned

Main events

Several press release events

Financing

Summary, type of funding and budget

Cooperation partners and contact persons

  • Steering Commitee: SKY project committee by Nissan, NTT Docomo, Panasonic, Clarion.
  • Public Authorities:
  • Industry
    • Vehicle Manufacturer: NISSAN
    • Supplier:
  • Users:
  • Universities:
  • Research Institutes:
  • Others (specify):

Main Contact person

   Masao Fukushima 
   Engineering Director
   IT&ITS Engineering Department
   NISSAN MOTOR CO.,LTD
   Tel +81-50-2029-1028
   masao-f@mail.nissan.co.jp 
   Seiki TAKAHASHI
   Engineer
   IT&ITS Engineering Department
   NISSAN MOTOR CO.,LTD
   Tel +81-50-2029-1039
   Email  seiki-t@mail.nissan.co.jp

Applications and equipment

Applications tested

Skid Incident Information Service in winter road as one of CARWINGS service. (CARWINGS is Nissan sophisticated IT customer service)

Vehicle

200 regular passenger cars

Equipment carried by test users

Infrastructure

GPS mobile phone data communication.

Test equipment

Nissan CARWINGS center gathered and delivered the skid incident information by GPS mobile phone data communication.

Methodology

Pre-simulation / Piloting of the FOT

1st generation test was by 1 vehicle and 1 mobile phone.

2nd generation test was by 5 vehicles and 50 mobile phones.

Method for the baseline

Techniques for measurement and data collection

Skid incident data base estimation. GPS mobile phone data communication.

Objective: GPS mobile phone data communication.

Subjective: Questionnaire survey and interview.

Availability of data: Contact the FOT contact person.

Recruitment goals and methods

200 ordinary drivers who live in this test area. We recruited test participants (drivers), Nissan customers, who live in the test area showing 5,000 pre-paid card.

Methods for the liaison with the drivers during the FOT execution

Participants were only asked to reply questionnaire surveys.

Methods for data analysis, evaluation, synthesis and conclusions

Using the stored data, system ability was estimated. Also user acceptability is surveyed.

Sources of information

CompanyNISSAN MOTOR CO.,LTD +
ContactMasao Fukushima +
CountryJapan +
Is type ofField operational test +
NameSKY Project - Skid Incident Info Service +
Number of partners4 +
Started2004 +
Tested system or serviceAutonomous Systems +
Email
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