Nissan Leaf Wins GSMA Award

At GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the all-new Nissan Leaf was lauded for its innovative in-vehicle tech. The Leaf’s Nissan Connect system, powered by CARWINGS, won the award for the “Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive and Transport.”

The telematics service installed in the all-new Nissan Leaf (not yet available from Seattle Used Cars), which launched in Japan and the United States in December 2010, is designed to deliver greater convenience, comfort and security for Leaf owners. The system also provides data that helps owners optimize their EV experience, such as information regarding its battery. Remote control for battery charging and climate control is also available. The system can be accessed by a dedicated website for EV owners, via mobile phones, smart phones and computers to manage energy usage.

The electric car’s sophisticated onboard communication unit also communicates with the Nissan CARWINGS Data Center. According to Nissan, the system provides real-world data that is important to realizing a low-carbon society in the future.

The GSMA is a worldwide association of mobile operators that aims to standardize, deploy, and promote GSM systems.