LTLFTcomposite wrote:I have the same question. I know I'm behind the times not having a smart phone, but hopefully this a feature one can optionally use. I don't really see the need to be in constant communication with my car the way I plan to use it.
Here's a proposal for JessfromNissan to discuss with Nissan engineering:
The bottomline is: If the LEAF allows an end user to connect their personal "data capable" cell/smartphones to the system, it would surely be a key product feature for extending (or opening up more future possibilities) the LEAF's data management capabilities.
Since the LEAF already has bluetooth capability, it would be very easy to add a small modem widget/application to allow any "data capable" cell/smartphone to behave as a modem connected via bluetooth and allow data connection using the end users personal cellular service. The modem approach is a very broad compatible implementation that allows any cell/smartphone to work.
Alternatively adding a USB interface is the other "alternative" to allow any "data capable" cell/smartphone to behave as a modem and also create future connectivity possibilities for devices.