Acclaimed App allows drivers to control in-vehicle features

The Nissan LEAF application ("app") for smartphones - which allows LEAF owners to be in direct contact with their vehicle at all times - has launched for use on Blackberry and Android operating systems. Preston Nissan is very excited about this great feature for its customers.

Following suit with the mission of all Nissan products, the app provides bold and innovative technology for Nissan LEAF owners to manage and control many frequently used vehicle features directly from their smartphone.

The application is available to anyone with a Nissan LEAF, an active CARWINGS subscription, or an interest in better understanding the Nissan LEAF as a pioneer in electric vehicles. With the application, also available on the iPhone since the car's release in December 2010, users can access critical information points for their Nissan LEAF, such as charging, pre-cooling and heating, and monitoring the status of their vehicle. Specifically, users are able to:

Check the state of the battery charge
Begin charging
Check when battery charge is complete
See estimated driving range
Turn the climate control system on or off

"Nissan understands that telematics and other communication services are important for consumers," said Trisha Jung, director, Vehicle Connected Services, Nissan North America. "By providing accessibility and functionality to the Nissan LEAF through all major smartphone platforms, we are truly delivering `Innovation for All.'"

Nissan was recognized in Detroit at the 2011 International Telematics Update Awards as the "2010-2011 Industry Newcomer" for its CARWINGS telematics service, which includes the smartphone app. For more information on CARWINGS and the Nissan LEAF application, visit

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