22. July 2013 · Comments Off on Nissan Leaf gives mainframe a new M2M kick along · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Nissan is revisiting an old technology to cater for a brand new one.

The Japanese car maker is scaling up its existing IBM mainframe computer to act as the backend for an online portal that connects with its Leaf electric vehicle’s smart technology.

Leaf’s smarts allow drivers to use an iOS or Android smartphone application or a website to access in-depth information about the car – such as battery status, recharging station locations, and navigation functions – and also remotely control in-car cooling or heating. Although much of this functionality is available in-car without the need for external websites, the portal offers different metrics that can be analysed and improved over time.

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