Nissan, last week, became the latest car company to announce support for Alexa.
Later this month some Nissan owners will be able to remote start their vehicle by voice from their living room without picking up a key fob. They will also be able to remote lock/unlock, honk the horn, and flash the car lights.
NissanConnect Services will become a new “skill” or service available via Amazon Alexa.
It will be available on certain model year 2016, 2017, 2017.5 and 2018 Nissan vehicles equipped with NissanConnect Services telematics. Once signed up, users do not need to fire up the app in order to use the service.
Alex capability will be available on the following vehicles at launch, with more to come:
|Nissan Altima||(MY16, MY17, MY17.5)|
|Nissan Maxima||(MY16, MY17)|
|Nissan Pathfinder||(MY17, MY18)|
|Nissan Rogue||(MY16, MY17)|
|Nissan Rogue Sport||(MY17)|
|Nissan Sentra||(MY16, MY17)|
|Nissan TITAN XD||(MY16, MY17)|
Nissan plans to expand the technology to other models in the future, including the new 2018 Nissan LEAF through NissanConnect EV and Services. Additionally, model year 2011 – 2017 LEAF owners will be able to check battery status, manage remote charging and cool down or warm up the vehicle’s interior using the new skill through the NissanConnect EV and Services Skill.
“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.”