Perhaps this is another admission that, despite the photo, most of these vehicles are never going to see a dirt road, a rough bush track or a beach … after all who needs to know what the traffic is like out on the Gun Barrel Highway or over on the beach on Fraser Island?
Nissan X-TRAIL Ti and TL, and Nissan Patrol Ti vehicle owners will now be able to tackle heavy traffic conditions with ease, thanks to the inclusion of SUNA Traffic Channel services provided by Intelematics Australia (a wholly owned subsidiary of the RACV).
Nissan is the first vehicle importer in the Australian automotive industry to offer its customers SUNA Traffic Channel as a standard feature on certain models. The X-TRAIL Ti and TL and Patrol Ti models equipped with satellite navigation will include a lifetime
subscription to the SUNA service. SUNA is Australia’s first digital traffic information service that broadcasts detailed information on traffic congestion and other road conditions directly to compatible portable and in-vehicle GPS navigation devices.
Renowned as an innovator, Nissan will now connect X-TRAIL and Patrol customers with up-to-the-minute information on traffic incidents such as accidents, road closures, traffic congestion, major road works and special events, helping them escape city congestion and hit the open road sooner.
Dan Thompson, CEO, Nissan Australia, said, “We are extremely pleased to be able to provide the SUNA service to our customers. We are constantly looking for new ways to inject more value into our vehicles and believe integrating real-time traffic information into our GPS technology will dramatically improve our customer’s driving experience.”
Commenting on the relationship, Adam Game, Chief Executive Officer, Intelematics Australia, said, ”We are looking forward to working with Nissan to deliver its X-TRAIL Ti and TL and PATROL Ti customers the very latest in convenient GPS features. This new alliance will further extend Intelematics’ partnership network in the automotive industry and help drive the SUNA brand in the in-vehicle navigation market.”
SUNA Traffic Channel is currently available in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth. The SUNA service monitors traffic conditions using tens of thousands of traffic sensors supplemented with other sources including probe vehicles, freeway sensors, tow truck allocations, traffic cameras as well as roadwork and special events information. All of this information is validated by a team of traffic operators and then sent to your personal navigation device.
Motorists can find out more information on SUNA by visiting: www.sunatraffic.com.au