Nissan owners can use voice commands to remote lock/unlock, honk the horn, flash the lights and start or stop the engine of their car, from the comfort of home. This new skill for Amazon Alexa (powered by NissanConnectSM Services) will be available from later this month. There are now over 25,000 Alexa skills, and Nissan’s connected car skill will be one of the newest.
The users will be able to find and use this new skill 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 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.
NissanConnect Services and integration with the new Alexa skill, will be available on the following vehicles at launch, with more to come: Altima, Armada, Maxima, Murano, Pathfinder, Rogue etc. Nissan plans to expand the technology to other models in the future, including the new 2018 LEAF.
Working on its Nissan Intelligent Mobility mission, the company continues to offer more technology and innovative products and services.