“ALEXA, Start My Nissan”


Nissan SUV
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Nissan is making it easier for customers to talk to their cars via an Alexa-enabled device. Customers can now ask Alexa to start, lock and unlock their vehicles with a simple request like “Alexa, start my car.”

Nissan says it’s the first automaker to work with Amazon on new features that leverage Alexa's new Connected Vehicle Skills API, making it more direct and easier for customers to control vehicle functions with Alexa. The update is automatically available immediately, and at launch includes the capability to start, lock and unlock your vehicle.

This feature is cool, too. If there are multiple Nissan’s in a household you can personalize the names of each of them and use the name to direct the request. For example, “Alexa, lock Wyatt's car.” Customers now also have the ability to maintain multiple vehicles on the same account; for example: “Alexa, start my Rogue” and, “Alexa, start my TITAN.”

“This advancement with Amazon's Alexa makes owning a Nissan vehicle that much easier,” said Jared Haslam, vice president, product planning, Nissan U.S. and Canada. “Our customers integrate their vehicles with their lives, and certainly integrate Alexa with their lives, so this combination could not be more ideal.”

The update isn’t just for new vehicles either -- it applies to vehicles from 2016 through today, equipped with NissanConnect Services, and an Alexa-enabled home device. Here’s a quick list:

  • 2016 and newer Altima
  • 2018 and newer Armada
  • 2017 and newer GT-R
  • 2016 and newer Maxima
  • 2017.5 and newer Murano
  • 2017 and newer Pathfinder
  • 2016 and newer Rogue
  • 2017 and newer Rogue Sport
  • 2017 and newer TITAN
  • 2016 and newer TITAN XD
  • 2016 and newer Sentra (excluding 2019 and 2020)

NissanConnect Services, a suite of convenience and security features, helps when owners need it most – including remote access features and emergency response services. NissanConnect Services can be accessed from inside the vehicle, on a computer, on a smartphone or smartwatch app and with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.

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