Nissan is introducing a suite of new connected services that allow drivers to make even greater use of mobile devices, while also helping to minimize distractions.
Victoria Nissan's customers expect to be connected wherever they go, and Nissan is introducing technology that makes it possible - NissanConnect and NissanConnect with Navigation.
NissanConnect with Navigation offers features that include NavTraffic,NavWeather, POIs powered by Google, and Google Send-to-Car.
These services are among the noteworthy innovations introduced on the all-new 2013 Altima. They will be available on additional model year 2013 vehicles as well, including Sentra, Titan, Xterra, and Frontier.
Defined as a connected services solution, NissanConnect uses the driver's mobile phone to connect to a range of cloud services. It delivers a highly personalized experience by enabling people to take their own content, music, and conveniences with them wherever they go. The vehicle becomes an extension of their life, wired to their individual needs and preferences.
NissanConnect works with most mobile devices, so it welcomes Android, Blackberry, iPhone, and Windows phones. The capabilities vary, however, due to the different protocols.
With NissanConnect, compatible Bluetooth phones can take advantage of:
- Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System
- Streaming audio via Bluetooth
Vehicles equipped with a display audio system can also take advantage of SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
Vehicles equipped with the Nissan Navigation System can take advantage of even more features, including:
- POIs powered by Google, which provides a live point of interest search and navigation instructions above and beyond the points of interest stored in the on-board navigation system.
- Google Send-to-Car, which sends destination information to the vehicle from Google Maps. This eliminates the need to program an address into the navigation system.
Two additional advanced features: hands-free text messaging assistant and Pandora Internet Radio interface are available on vehicles with or without navigation, but only with certain phones equipped with the message access profile. (These are industry-wide limitations, not unique to Nissan.)
Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant
The hands-free text messaging assistant will read text messages aloud. When a text comes in, an alert sounds, and the driver can choose whether to hear the text.
The driver can then use the steering wheel controls and voice commands to respond with a standardized message (for example, a response that says you will call back later or you are on your way). Drivers can also create their own custom responses.
At this time, most Blackberry phones, some Androids, and a few Windows phones support the hands-free text messaging assistant. It is not available for iPhone because the iPhone messaging protocol does not support it.
Pandora Internet Radio
The Pandora interface allows users to access and control Pandora radio including the thumbs-up or thumbs-down functions to rate songs using the vehicle's controls. It requires a USB connection. Here's how it operates:
The Pandora interface works only with iPhones, but that doesn't stop the music for non-iPhone users. They can use streaming audio via Bluetooth to access the Pandora app and other similar Internet radio apps from their phone.
Enrolling in NissanConnect
Upon delivery of your new Nissan you Victoria Nissan Sales Consultant will assist you in enrolling through the Nissan Owner Portal.
The hands-free text messaging assistant does not require enrollment or subscription. Pandora requires enrollment with Pandora.com, but does not require a subscription.
Where available, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, NavWeather, and NavTraffic have a 90-day trial with the opportunity to purchase subscription.