EU: Nissan uses Telenor network for telematics

Telenor Connexion will enable Nissan LEAF owners to use a mobile phone or PC to check battery status, range and usage history, and turn on the vehicle’s air-conditioning, etc. even when their Nissan LEAF is parked and completely switched off.

This is the first time that connectivity has become a standard in an electric car.

Telenor Connexion has been selected as the European connectivity supplier for Nissan LEAF’s CARWINGS intelligent transport system, allowing connection between the electric car’s onboard transmitting unit and Nissan’s CARWINGS Data Centre.

This seamless communication between vehicle and people via mobile networks and PCs will give LEAF owners access at all times to both on- and off-board data.

Telenor Connexion’s dedicated telematics solution connects Nissan LEAF’s onboard unit to the Nissan CARWINGS Data Centre in a private network environment, allowing Nissan to deliver a secure and stable product to its customers.

Nissan LEAF was awarded ”European Car of the Year 2011” and is the world’s first mass-production, 100% electric, zero-emission car and will be available in Europe in early-2011, starting in Portugal, Ireland, the UK and the Netherlands.

Telenor Connexion also has agreements with major global automotive players such as Volvo, Scania and Daimler.

Source: Telenor Connexion.

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