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Renault-Nissan Ready to Partner Up in Connected Car Space

Alliance's tech leader says teaming up makes sense.

by on Oct.26, 2016

Renault-Nissan Chief Carlos Ghosn has said that partnerships are likely in the coming age of the connected car.

Under Carlos Ghosn, the Nissan-Renault alliance has leaned forward in areas such as the development and sales of electric cars and autonomous vehicle technology even when the returns have been scant.

Ghosn, however, also has been open to alliances of various kinds and Ogi Redzic, the executive overseeing connected vehicles at Nissan and Renault, said this week that developing a common technology for connectivity outweighs the risks of from a possible defect or a common breach in cyber security.

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Redzic, senior vice president of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, said for automakers, connectivity with links to family, navigation aids and remote control of vehicles is an area where all automakers are looking for an edge. (more…)

Volvo Relying on New Technology to Draw Young Buyers

Updated on-call app ties into tech wearables.

by on Jun.01, 2015

Volvo is counting on its On Call service to draw tech-savvy buyers to the brand.

In an effort to impress tech-savvy young consumers, carmakers are using trendy apps to help chase away the auto industry’s lingering image as a low tech industry peddling archaic products.

Volvo Cars, which is the midst of a major push into the U.S. market with the launch of the 2016 XC90, plans to release an updated version of its Volvo On Call smart app that will connect with wearables, such as the Apple Watch and Android Wear.

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This new app will allow Volvo drivers with the Volvo On Call app to control settings, lock/unlock, locate and utilize many other Volvo services from their wrist. (more…)