January 17, 2008


TOKYO (Jan. 17, 2008) - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that its eco-driving service available on its CARWINGS navigation system has won the ANRE (Agency for Natural Resources and Energy) Director-General's award in the 18th annual Energy Conservation Prize. The award is bestowed by the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Energy Conservation Center, Japan.

The award is open to the public, and covers a wide range of energy conservation innovations, including use of new energy- and resource-saving or high energy-efficient materials, equipment and systems for non-military use. The award serves to recognize innovative ideas in order to accelerate wider commercial application of new energy conservation technologies. The goal is to achieve a more energy-efficient society via the adoption of new ideas towards energy conservation, reduced emissions and environmental conservation.

Nissan's CARWINGS service was recognized for its contribution to improve road traffic congestion and driver-behavior, and deliver sustainable results in fuel-consumption improvement.

Fastest route guidance system
This service calculates the fastest route to a given destination based on real-time traffic information, combined with statistical and historical database, via Nissan's proprietary software to project the anticipated traffic conditions. The system reduces commute times and increases average speed, leading to higher fuel-efficiency. The service is available to CARWINGS members via the navigation system or the Nissan call-center service.

Eco-Driving Advice
Fuel consumption patterns are published on the CARWINGS website, allowing members to compare their eco-driving performance against other members, based on the same vehicle model. The service also delivers personalized fuel-efficiency rankings for the CARWINGS member and weekly tips to improve their eco-driving skills. The CARWINGS eco-driving service offers a sustainable approach in changing driving behavior to minimize the impact to the environment.

Nissan's CARWINGS service has also been awarded the 2007 Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Prize in the Eco-Services Division of the 2007 Eco-Products Awards.

Under the Nissan Green Program 2010 mid-term environmental plan, the company aims to develop and introduce new technologies, products and services that lead to real-world reductions in CO2 emissions, cleaner emissions to preserve the air, water, and soil, and recycling of resources.