April 05, 2012

Nissan unveils major advances in connected car technology

Carlos Ghosn, Nissan Motor Company’s Chief Executive Officer, this week unveiled a series of major initiatives in automotive communications technology intended to move Nissan and Infiniti into a leadership position in the connected car content
and services market.

In announcing the collaboration with technology innovators such as Google, Pandora Radio and Intel at the New York International Auto Show, Ghosn said Nissan was determined to introduce class-leading connected content and services to drivers and passengers around the world in a way that does not distract the driver.

“It’s clear that consumers expect to be connected wherever they are, and that includes the time spent in their automobiles,” said Ghosn. “To meet those needs, Nissan is developing a series of innovative breakthroughs in communication devices that will be safe to use while driving.”

Ghosn noted that 20 years ago, the radio was the only connection to the outside world available in a car. “Today, we take it for granted that we can communicate by mobile phone using Bluetooth technology, check traffic conditions and receive navigation guidance while driving,” he said. “By 2020, aided by wireless and cloud-based technologies, Nissan will offer our customers enhanced safety and a wide variety of new conveniences like accident-avoiding driving intervention technologies, electric vehicle charging reservations, or a music player that adapts to the listener’s moods.”


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