Nissan Vehicles Are Getting Connected With Amazon Alexa
Nissan has partnered with Amazon to offer its Alexa AI system in its cars.
Nissan‘s connected car skill is set to be one of the newest Alexa skills, allowing vehicle owners to communicate with their car from inside their home. According to the Japanese automaker, the new skill will roll out later this month and users will be able to take advantage free of charge under the connected car category within the Amazon Skills Store. It will be available on certain model year 2016, 2017, 2017.5, and 2018 Nissan vehicles equipped with NissanConnect Services telematics and the Amazon Alexa integration will require owners to have an active subscription to NissanConnect Services and a valid Nissan Owner Portal account.
The new feature will allow owners to remote lock or unlock their vehicles, honk the horn, flash the lights, and start or stop the engine depending on the model. The automaker plans to add other models in the future, including the new 2018 Nissan Leaf. Owners will also be able to customize the name of their vehicle, which we’re confident will result in some funny videos on YouTube.
“Intelligent integration means helping our customers even when they are not behind the wheel,” said Dan Teeter, director, Vehicle Connected Services, Nissan North America, Inc. “We are about bringing unexpected innovations to customers, and are excited to offer this technology to both existing and new Nissan owners.”
NissanConnect Services and integration with the new Alexa skill will be available on the following vehicles at launch, with more to follow:
|Nissan Altima||(MY16, MY17, MY17.5)|
|Nissan Maxima||(MY16, MY17)|
|Nissan Murano||(MY16, MY17.5)|
|Nissan Pathfinder||(MY17, MY18)|
|Nissan Rogue||(MY16, MY17)|
|Nissan Rogue Sport||(MY17)|
|Nissan Sentra||(MY16, MY17)|
|Nissan TITAN XD||(MY16, MY17)|
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Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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