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Bosch, in Cooperation with Nissan, Offers Consumers High-Value Navigation System

- Precise route guidance with Secure Digital card navigation
- XM Radio and XM Traffic updates on color display
- USB interface for convenient audio playback from memory stick or iPod
- Connection to Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System


FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Beginning this fall with the launch of the all-new Rogue and Juke models, Nissan will offer its low-cost, high-value navigation system, supplied by Bosch, as standard equipment on the Rogue SV model. For Juke, it will be standard on SV and optional on the SL model.

Building on the strong customer acceptance of the high-value navigation system introduced on the 2009 Sentra and Versa models, Nissan expands this option to two additional vehicles.

According to Robert Franchi, senior sales engineer, Bosch Car Multimedia Division, North America, “With this integrated, convenient-to-operate multimedia system from Bosch, Nissan has delivered on a unique value proposition- providing its customers innovative technologies and features that are unparalleled in the entry-level segment in terms of audio, communication and navigation performance, along with easy operation at very affordable pricing.

“The Nissan Navigation System bundles a widely diverse range of audio, navigation, and communication functions in a compactly designed unit integrated into the dashboard,” explained Franchi. “In addition to AM/FM and satellite radio reception, the audio system is also able to play CDs or MP3 music files on the integrated CD drive, via the USB slot or the AUX input.

“The navigation system is designed to be functional, easy to use and provides an option to choose the most fuel-efficient route. And, while saving fuel, the driver can conveniently use the connection to the Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System thereby keeping his or her hands on the wheel and eyes on the road,” Franchi said. “The Bluetooth option can be operated via the navigation system operating menu or the vehicle’s steering wheel remote control. Hands-free speaking and hands-free listening over the car speakers is also included.”

Touch screen along with keys and controls enables parallel operation
In combination with the easy-to-use keys and two encoder buttons, the Nissan Navigation System presents an intuitive and convenient operating concept. What’s special about it, Franchi explained, is the concept of parallel operation: “The Nissan Navigation System can be operated using the touch screen as well as using the keys and the central encoder, or a combination of the two. On the steering wheel, it is also possible to control the volume and the music selection thereby delivering driving convenience at its best.”

Navigation data for U.S. and Canada on Secure Digital card
The Nissan Navigation System guides drivers to where they want to go, stress-free, using precise visual and acoustic driving recommendations. The inclusion of vehicle information provided by the speed pulse and Gyro sensor delivers accurate route guidance – even when there is no direct contact with satellite or locating signals – as in tunnels, for example. The display’s automatic zoom selects the ideal zoom level depending on the road class and the speed traveled.

In addition to the fastest or shortest route, the Nissan Navigation System route guidance offers an “eco-route.” This option calculates the route that best conserves fuel which in turn helps reduce CO2 emissions. During the trip, it is also possible to display the filling stations and parking areas as well as their distance and the recommended driving direction. In addition, points of interest (POIs) can be uploaded via the system’s USB interface. Customized POIs, such as restaurants, hotels, tourist attractions, airports and hospitals, within a 45-mile radius can also be searched by keyword, loaded and retrieved.

Color-coded XM NavTraffic updates on the map
In addition to the navigation function, the receiver is equipped with a XM-tuner for XM Satellite Radio. The tuner is able to pick up real-time traffic updates for the route ahead that are indicated as color-coded XM NavTraffic updates on the system’s map, a feature commuters will appreciate, especially during rush-hour driving.

Convenient USB interface
The audio system is custom-made for the audio playback of different media and designed specifically for the Nissan vehicles. The USB slot enables connectivity for MP3 players and iPod devices as well as a portable hard disk and iPhones. Audio data is transmitted digitally via USB to the Nissan Navigation System. And there is no special connection cable required for the iPod. In the Nissan Juke, for example, the connectors can be found in the center console, which keeps them neatly out of the range of prying eyes from the outside. The generously sized color screen makes it easy to find the exact radio station or soundtrack via touch screen, which is designed for convenient selection of programs and music. The display adds even more functionality by including a back-up camera, which helps with parking the vehicle.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 275,000 associates generated sales of $53 billion (38.2 billion euros) in fiscal 2009. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is repre¬sented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for growth. Each year, Bosch spends more than $5 billion (3.5 billion euros) for research and development, and applies for some 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy and healthcare products. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs over 20,000 associates in more than 70 locations, with reported sales of $7.3 billion in fiscal 2009.

For more information, visit www.boschusa.com.



Bosch, Nissan Navigation 2010 - August 2010

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