SiriusXM and Nissan Unveil NissanConnect Services
April 8, 2015 by John Day
SiriusXM and Nissan announced that Nissan will launch NissanConnect(SM) Services powered by SiriusXM, in select 2016 model year Nissan vehicles, starting with Maxima, its all-new flagship sedan.
Every 2016 Maxima includes standard NissanConnect infotainment features, providing access to Online Search with Google®, SiriusXM Traffic™ and SiriusXM Travel Link™ (fuel prices, weather, movie listings, stock info, sports) (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately after initial trial period).
NissanConnect, the new telematics program, will feature vehicle security, vehicle health monitoring, remote access services, and more.
“SiriusXM is thrilled to be Nissan’s exclusive provider for this world-class suite of security, convenience, and remote features to match the driving needs of its customers,” said Larry Pesce, Group Vice President and General Manager, Connected Vehicle and Infotainment, SiriusXM. “Offering the support drivers want and need on the road, along with the critically-acclaimed satellite radio they love, builds on our long relationship with Nissan and its customers.”
Three levels of service provided by SiriusXM will be available on the new Maxima Platinum model when it goes on sale in the United States in summer 2015:including:
• NissanConnect Services: The base package will include Emergency Services including Automatic Collision Notification and Stolen Vehicle Locator, as well as maintenance alerts such as In-Vehicle Messaging and Dealer Service Scheduling Reminders (late availability).
• NissanConnect Services Premium: The mid-tier package includes all the features from the base package plus remote control services including Remote Start and Remote Door Lock/Unlock, as well as Monitoring Alerts like Valet Alert and Curfew Alert.
• NissanConnect Services Premium Plus: The top-tier package adds to the suite of services included in the base and premium packages by including Assisted Search, Connected Search, and Journey Planner.
Concierge Services range from Connected and Assisted Search, destination directions download right to the navigation system and even journey planning – with routing of up to five waypoints and destination.
Services are accessed through a redesigned NissanConnect system that includes updated graphics and Maxima’s standard 8.0-inch color display with multi-touch control and Nissan Voice Recognition. Every Maxima also includes a 7.0-inch Advanced Drive Assist Display, two front USB connection ports for iPod® interface and other compatible devices, Streaming audio via Bluetooth® and Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant.
The “Connect” side of NissanConnect links users to Cloud Services three ways – beamed in through radio and satellite, brought in through smartphone, and built in with a cellular network embedded telematics control unit (TCU). That means in the case of an emergency, a touch of a button can connect the vehicle to a live person for assistance. In the case of an accident severe enough to deploy the air bags, NissanConnect Services agents will connect with the vehicle occupants to determine the level of assistance needed and call for help. Roadside assistance can also be dispatched to the vehicle location, whether for a flat tire, out of gas or other situations.
NissanConnect Services was developed in coordination with Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley. For more information on NissanConnect, visit nissanusa.com/connect.