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Cello-CANiQ as Part of Nissan India Connected Car Solution

Nissan Motor India Private Ltd. (NMIPL or Nissan India) is a 100% subsidiary of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. Japan. The company was incorporated in 2005 and offers innovative and exciting products across the hatchback, MUV, SUV and sedan segments in India. Nissan together with its global alliance partner Renault set up a manufacturing plant and a Research & Development Centre near Chennai. Nissan in India has a portfolio of two brands, Nissan and Datsun.

Nissan India’s press release announcing the launch of NissanConnect can be found here.

Pointer’s press release announcing the cooperation between Nissan India, InfoTrack Telematics and Pointer Telocation can be found here.

“NissanConnect embodies the best of Nissan’s innovative spirit and is designed to enhance the overall driving experience for everyone. It enables better comfort, convenience, control and safety through technologies that bring people closer together. Inspired by the future, NissanConnect will benefit our customers today.”

“We are extremely proud that Nissan India has chosen Pointer’s hardware as the telematics control unit for their connected car technology solution. We feel privileged to be part of this innovative journey, inspired by Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility vision, and see strong growth potential as it provides significant added-value to both customers and car makers. We see this as a first step with Nissan and Infotrack Telematics and we hope our successful work together will allow us to penetrate Nissan in other countries.”

The Challenge

Nissan’s connected car solution is an integrated information and communications platform that connects with the customer’s smartphone, offering a variety of in-car convenience services, navigation and safety features.

Nissan India required a telematics control unit for their connected car technology solution.

The Solution

Nissan India selected Pointer to provide part of the technological solution of the NissanConnect platform, in cooperation with InfoTrack Telematics. NissanConnect is a factory fitted connected car technology solution. It has an embedded telematics control unit, based on hardware from Pointer and a comprehensive software solution from InfoTrack Telematics, paired with an inbuilt SIM for every car and a dedicated host server.

Pointer’s Cello-CANiQ unit, which was chosen for this project is an intelligent fleet management solution, utilizing a smart algorithm to combine data from various vehicle sensors and interfaces. The Cello-CANiQ features include, among others, OBD connection, vehicle diagnostics, advanced driver behavior capabilities, accident reconstruction and more.

The connected car features will be available throughout Nissan India’s full range of new cars.