A new skill for Amazon Alexa powered by NissanConnect Services will enable some Nissan owners to connect to Nissan connected car services by asking Amazon Alexa, later this month. Nissan owners who will be able to perform remote functions on many model Nissan LEAFs and recent model Nisssan Altima, Armada, GT-R, Maxima, Murano, Pathfinder, Rogue, Sentra and TITAN models. The new skill will work on both new and previous model year Nissan vehicles equipped with telematics modules and atennas.
Once enabled and linked to a valid Nissan Owners Portal account with a compatible Nissan vehicle, owners can use voice commands to remote lock/unlock, honk the horn, flash the lights and start or stop the engine depending on the model. Electric 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.
For example, owners can say, “Alexa, ask NissanConnect Services to start my Murano” or “Alexa, ask NissanConnect Services to lock the doors of my GT-R.” Moments later, Alexa will confirm the request and the vehicle will respond to the command.
A 4-digit pin will be required to send certain commands to the vehicle, such as remote start, for added security. Additionally, owners can customize the name of their vehicle.
With the Alexa service car owners won’t have to rummager for a key fob – owners can now use voice to remote-start Nissans.
Nissan uses already-available features within NissanConnect Services to enable the new skill on some of its new and existing vehicles.
Later this month, users will be able to find and use the new skill, called “NissanConnect Services,” 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. Amazon’s Alexa integration will require owners to have an active subscription to NissanConnect Services and a valid Nissan Owner Portal account, although the NissanConnect Services app does not need to be running to use the service.
NissanConnect Services and integration with the new Alexa skill, will be available on the following vehicles at launch, with more to come:
Nissan Altima (MY16, MY17, MY17.5)
Nissan Armada (MY18)
Nissan GT-R (MY17)
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 (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.