Our cars are becoming more and more connected. This will make a lot of our car related chores much easier. Especially when it comes to things like maintenance. Nissan has now revealed that some of its new cars will have an option that allows the car to notify owners when maintenance is needed.
Nissan will start rolling out this feature with 2017 models in Japan and in India. The feature will then be expanded to other countries across the globe by 2020 once they get all of the kinks worked out.
This will help the company stay competitive in a very tough industry. Car manufacturers are working on autonomous cars and increasingly their reliance on technology to improve the customer experience, so Nissan wants to keep up. This is one way they can and it is also a great way to keep owners loyal. If their car takes care of them, they will come back to the same brand.
Nissan also plans to sell the device that enables this functionality so that owners can retrofit it and gain the same functionality in older models. It expects 30 percent of existing vehicles to eventually be equipped with the hardware. A telematics control unit powers the feature and allows Nissan and its dealer network to get information about the car’s location and diagnostics. Then owners get the maintenance notifications.
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