Nissan announces technological improvements

April 12, 2012 12:00 AM

Nissan has announced a number of new technological initiatives for its vehicles, including upgrades for the Nissan Leaf and Altima, according to Autoblog.

Nearly every automaker is devoting attention to in-car infotainment systems, and Nissan is no different. Updates to the in-car Leaf and Altima computers will be out later this year that will offer drivers more features from their console dashboard.

"It's clear that consumers expect to be connected wherever they are, and that includes the time spent in their automobiles," said Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn. "To meet those needs, Nissan is developing a series of innovative breakthroughs in communication devices that will be safe to use while driving."

The Leaf's updated CarWings system will reportedly provide better estimates for the remaining range left on the EV's battery, thanks to an updated algorithm developed by Nissan. Meanwhile, the Altima's NissanConnect will be updated to provide drivers with access to Pandora Internet Radio along with search and navigation services by Google.

While many drivers may focus on the technological features inside the car, it's important not to ignore what's under the hood. Regular auto maintenance can keep a car in tip-top shape and extend the longevity of a vehicle.

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