RSS feeds coming to in-car navigation: Nissan CARWINGS



RSS feeds coming to in-car navigation: Nissan CARWINGS
Nissan and the Japanese cities of Tateyama and Minami Boso announced today that they will jointly develop a new service to provide local tourism routes and information to drivers through Nissan's CARWINGS navigation system. Local information will be sent to the system wirelessly in real time as RSS feeds.

CARWINGS will offer routes recommended by the cities of Tateyama and Minami Boso. The navigation-system will display various route options with different themed tourist attractions. Using the CARWINGS automated local information guide, the system will display tourist information in real time. In addition to local news, the driver can listen and find out about the many tourist attractions along the route, which is also displayed on the navigation system monitor.

Nissan will provide details of its CARWINGS-CASTING specification for delivering Internet information to its navigation systems, to expand the reach and encourage greater participation in the project. By using this spec to create RSS feeds, retailers and operators of tourist attractions can deliver higher-quality information through the CARWINGS Internet information channels to a wider audience.


RSS feeds coming to in-car navigation: Nissan CARWINGS
RSS feeds coming to in-car navigation: Nissan CARWINGS
Last month Nissan also announced a partnership with Yahoo For its Yahoo Gourmet service to provide content and user generated restaurant ranking to the CARWINGS navigation system. When looking for a restaurant the CARWINGS user has the choice whether to lists the locations by proximity or by their ranking established by Yahoo Gourmet readers within a 15 km radius.

CARWINGS is currently only available in Japan.

Wednesday, April 18th 2007

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