Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) and Nissan North America announced that Nissan selected SiriusXM as the exclusive provider of a comprehensive suite of premium telematics services for Nissan branded vehicles.
“Nissan aims to provide more than just innovations in driving performance, fuel efficiency and safety,” said Trisha Jung, Director, Nissan Connected Services. “Being the first car company to launch these telematics services allows us to further enhance the whole customer driving experience by providing the finest audio entertainment and data services that meet the growing expectations of the connected driver. After working with SiriusXM for more than a decade, we are excited about bringing world-class telematics services to our customers.”
Several of SiriusXM’s offerings are firsts for the Nissan brand, including 24/7 emergency support for accidents, stolen vehicle tracking and roadside assistance. Customers will also enjoy the simplicity of a consolidated bill for their audio entertainment and a central site to manage subscriptions.
“Offering telematics services is a logical next step for SiriusXM, building on our advanced in-vehicle technological capabilities, subscriber management expertise, and proven experience providing national service to drivers,” said Mel Karmazin, Chief Executive Officer, SiriusXM. “SiriusXM is the leader in subscription services to the car and our remarkable and sustained growth has been driven by our ability to deliver unparalleled audio entertainment and services to vehicles. Our critically acclaimed satellite radio service, now coupled with dynamic and full service telematics, offers the support that drivers want and need on the road and strengthens our relationship with Nissan.”
Looking ahead, SiriusXM has the ability to combine satellite and cellular networks to expand coverage beyond traditional cellular-based telematics services. This blend would also create the potential for personalized services and next-generation audio offerings that could unlock SiriusXM’s vast catalog of entertainment assets.
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About Sirius XM Radio
Sirius XM Radio Inc. is the world’s largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has 22.9 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S., from retailers nationwide, and online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM programming is also available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for Android, Apple, and BlackBerry smartphones and other connected devices. SiriusXM also holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has more than 2 million subscribers.
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second largest automotive company by volume, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is an integral pillar of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.6 million vehicles in 2011. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year award.