At CES 2016, Nissan and Microsoft announced that all Nissan LEAF models and Infiniti models in Europe will have Connect Telematics Systems (CTS) powered by Microsoft Azure.
Azure provides a global cloud platform with advanced security that allows Nissan to deliver services worldwide to its broad customer base.
Nissan CTS is coupled to Azure, allowing a remote connection to the vehicle. With CTS, Nissan LEAF drivers can perform a range of functions on their car, while not even inside. These include using mobile phones to turn on and adjust climate controls and set charging functions remotely even when the vehicle is powered down. An onboard timer can also be programmed to start the charging event.
As countries and regulations become more stringent on data privacy and technology standards, Nissan and Microsoft are committed to investing in meeting regulatory standards around the globe. Nissan selected Azure because of its enterprise-grade security and compliance.
Microsoft was the first major cloud provider to adopt the world’s first international cloud privacy standard, ISO 27018. Azure supports multiple operating systems, programming languages and tools, providing flexibility and choice for Nissan.