Connect with us
nissan-connect nissan-connect


Nissan offers NissanConnect on Sunny, Terrano, Micra



Chennai, Aug 10: Getting into the connected car segment, Nissan Motor India Private Ltd on Thursday launched NissanConnect — an integrated information and communication platform — on three of its models and may offer it on other models later, said a top company official.

He said NissanConnect keeps connected the car owner’s family and also has several alert and other features.

“Initially we are offering this on our Sunny, Terrano and Micra models. May later offer it on our other models,” Arun Malhotra, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India, told media persons here.Nissan-SunnyThe company also sells Datsun range of cars.

According to Malhotra, NissanConnect is a 360 degree connected car software application connecting the car with the customer’s family, Nissan network and NissanConnect community through the customer’s smartphone.

He said the feature is available free for three years from the date of purchase of select models of Sunny/Terrano/Micra.

“We haven’t decided on the pricing pattern post that period,” Malhotra told connect“The emergence of Internet of Things (IoT) is shifting gears in the automotive industry, leading it to most significant innovation phase and ushering in new opportunities,” Krishnan Sundararajan, Managing Director, Renault Nissan Technology Business Centre India, said.

The NissanConnect application was developed by Renault Nissan Technology Business Centre.

The software application enables the new owner of Sunny/Terrano/Micra to locate the car, plan trips better with weather information, faster route guidance, better control of the car with voice alerts, speed alerts, movement of car outside the set boundary or time, sharing of car location and others.

Malhotra said the new feature does give Nissan Motor India a competitive edge but declined to share any numbers relating to sales targets.



Israel opens probe into Facebook after data scandal



Cambridge Analytica data scandal

JERUSALEM: Israeli authorities said Thursday (Mar 22) they had launched an investigation into Facebook’s activities following a scandal over the hijacking of personal data from millions of the social network’s users.

Israel’s privacy protection agency “informed Facebook” of the probe after revelations over data transfers from the tech giant to consultant Cambridge Analytica, the agency said.

It said it was also looking into “the possibility of other infringements of the privacy law regarding Israelis”, it said in a statement released by the justice ministry.

Britain’s Guardian newspaper has reported that Israeli hackers offered material to Cambridge Analytica.

But an Israeli justice ministry spokeswoman said the probe did not involve hackers, focusing rather on whether Israeli users’ rights were violated.

Under Israel’s privacy law, personal data may only be used with consent and for the purpose for which it was handed over, the privacy protection agency said.


Continue Reading


Zebra Technologies launch 2 mobile computing devices for SMBs



Zebra Technologies

New Delhi, March 22: Expanding its portfolio of mobile computers, Zebra Technologies, a global leader in providing solutions and services to enterprises, on Thursday introduced “TC20” mobile computer and “TC25” rugged smartphone in India.

“TC20” will cost $500-$600 while and “TC25” will be available for $530-$600 depending on the specifications, the company said.

“Until now, Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) had options like struggling with the risk and frustration of using consumer devices or running their operations manually with pen and paper. ‘TC20’ and ‘TC25’ give SMBs a better choice,” Deep Agarwal, Regional Sales Director-India, Zebra Technologies, said in a statement.

Both the devices feature 4.3-inch screens and run Android Nougat Operating System (OS).

Zebra’s “TC20” is a lightweight and durable mobile device developed for indoor use by sectors such as retail and hospitality while “TC25” would allow real-time operational visibility on the field for SMBs in logistics or services industries, the company added.

The devices also support voice communications over wireless LAN while “TC25” supports 4G/LTE connectivity too.

“TC20” and “TC25” have been designed for 1D and 2D barcode scanning and Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tag reading.

The TC2-series devices can capture barcodes substantially quicker than the cameras on consumer smartphones, thus saving time, the company said.

Designed as an enterprise line of business smartphone, both the devices are powered by software such as Datawedge, StageNow and Mobility Extensions (Mx).


Continue Reading


Anxiety, depression can trigger smartphone addiction




London, March 22: People who are less emotionally stable and suffer from anxiety and depression are more likely to be addicted to their smartphones, according to a research.

Emotional stability is characterised by being emotionally resilient. The study found that being less emotionally stable was associated with problematic smartphone behaviour.

People who struggle with their mental health are more likely to intensively use their smartphone as a form of therapy and that the less conscientious individuals are, the more likely they are to be addicted to their phones.

As levels of anxiety increase, problematic smartphone use also increases, the findings showed.

“Problematic smartphone use is more complex than previously thought and our research has highlighted the interplay of various psychological factors in the study of smartphone use,” Zaheer Hussain, Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby in Britain, said in a statement.

“This is because people may be experiencing problems in their lives such as stress, anxiety, depression, family problems, so in that state they are emotionally unstable, meaning they may seek respite in very excessive smartphone use. This is worrying,” Hussain said.

For the study, a team of psychologists conducted an online study with 640 smartphone users, aged between 13-69 years, to find out the association between smartphone use and personality traits.

The results showed that people who are “closed off” or less open with their emotions are more likely to have problems with smartphone use.

“They may be engaging in passive social network use, where you spend a lot of time on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, browsing other peoples’ comments, pictures, and posts, and not posting anything of your own and not engaging in discussion with others, so there is no real positive social interaction while social networking,” Hussain noted.


Continue Reading

Most Popular