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Driving Convenience from Bosch: NissanConnect makes your car part of your interconnected lifestyle

  • NissanConnect bundles entertainment, navigation and communication functions in a central head unit
  • Google® Send-to-Car provides at-home convenience for entering navigation routes - driver assistance includes curve and speed warners
  • First-class music enjoyment - from audio streaming to Digital Radio and right on up to internet radio
  • Smartphone integration enables access to the latest app offers
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  • April 22, 2014
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Bosch continues its successful partnership with Nissan and now offers the Japanese automaker a new, powerful multimedia system with an innovative navigation function to supply Nissan customers all over the world with a high-quality infotainment solution for connected contents and services.

Thanks to the new NissanConnect system, vehicle passengers never need to lose touch with the outside world while on the road. In addition to a 7 inch color touchscreen, it incorporates many very impressive convenience and entertainment functions in a single device. This includes the use of Google® Local Search and Send-to-Car, for example, a Bluetooth® hands-free system, high-quality music enjoyment based on audio streaming or Digital Radio and last but not least, the latest in smartphone integration via Bluetooth® or USB, regardless of whether the device used has an Android or iOS operating system.

Based on the great success of the first device generation, Bosch und Nissan worked together in close cooperation to develop a connected infotainment system of the latest generation that boasts a host of connectivity options. "With this level of connectivity, we are giving the convenience, safety and efficiency of mobility a significant boost, while putting the fascination of the digital world on the road at the same time," comments Manfred Baden, President of the Car Multimedia Division at Bosch. "The new NissanConnect technology flagship with navigation bundles all of today’s most desirable connectivity and entertainment functions in one device. As a result, we now offer a unique user experience as well as a multitude of new multimedia features," Manfred Baden continues.

Easy operation and touchscreen control
The NissanConnect’s low-glare 7-inch color touchscreen along with the keys and control knobs promise intuitive system operation. The function keys enable direct access to important functions; clear-cut, simply designed graphics allow the driver to fully concentrate on the current traffic conditions and driving.

Convenient route planning – at home
In addition to route guidance using 2D or 2.5D map display, the Nissan-Connect’s SD-card-based navigation system is also equipped with different driver assistance and navigation functions. Besides the option of choosing an economical route to save fuel, this includes dynamic traffic-congestion avoidance, the display of exits, lane recommendations, curve and speed warners as well as the connection with navigation-enhancing apps.

Nissan drivers can also conveniently plan their driving route with Google® Send-to-Car from their home PC, on a laptop, tablet or smartphone and already send the destination address to the NissanConnect system in the car from home. Thanks to compatibility with Google® services, there is a host of other information available on local POIs (Points of Interest) in the vicinity of the current vehicle location or close to the destination – these can include parking lots or filling stations, restaurants or ATMs.

Connected any and everywhere
Thanks to the smartphone connection, the central display and the integrated hands-free system, the NissanConnect makes it a breeze to stay in touch with the outside world anywhere, anytime. This means that the system in the vehicle can become a natural part of the driver’s connected lifestyle, just like a smartphone or a tablet, making it possible to find your way around an unfamiliar city as if you were a local, to have your current messages read to you at any time or to stay connected with friends on social networks. Music can be enjoyed with the USB or Bluetooth® connection just as well as by audio streaming; the telephone is operated hands-free.

Music anytime
In addition, the NissanConnect is equipped with a multitude of high-quality audio sources: The enhanced digital music enjoyment ranges from traditional AM/FM radio reception to listening to the radio via DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) right on up to over-the-air internet radio as well as online or audio music streaming. Needless to say, it is also possible to play CDs or MP3 music files or connect an iPod® or an MP3 player, allowing you to access your entire music library on the road – there’s nothing more to be desired and the cover of the album currently being played is displayed on the screen.

Perfect in-car integration
Thanks to this highly integrated, easy-operation multimedia unit made by Bosch, Nissan enhances its vehicle range with a connected system that can be intuitively experienced and creates a wide range of infotainment and assistance functions with state-of-the-art added value.

Mobility Solutions is the largest Bosch Group business sector. In 2015, its sales came to 41.7 billion euros, or 59 percent of total group sales. This makes the Bosch Group one of the leading automotive suppliers. The Mobility Solutions business sector combines the group’s expertise in three mobility domains – automation, electrification, and connectivity – and offers its customers integrated mobility solutions. Its main areas of activity are injection technology and powertrain peripherals for internal-combustion engines, diverse solutions for powertrain electrification, vehicle safety systems, driver-assistance and automated functions, technology for user-friendly infotainment as well as vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, repair-shop concepts, and technology and services for the automotive aftermarket. Bosch is synonymous with important automotive innovations, such as electronic engine management, the ESP anti-skid system, and common-rail diesel technology.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

PI8470 - April 22, 2014

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