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MINI Connected

MINI CONNECTED

Your MINI really does have a mind of its own -- known as MINI Connected. Luckily, this mind is at the whim of yours. A 6.5" or 8.8” high-def display operates as an intuitive window into a wide range of new tools and services: automatic Facebook and Twitter posts based on tour location, seamless Bluetooth connection to all your devices and playing your favorite tunes, audiobooks, web radio, and Pandora stations through a silky smooth, intuitive interface. There’s even a dynamic LED ring that interacts with the driver, and, yes, your MINI can talk. Although it probably won’t help you fight crime like on that 1980’s show…or become a German pop sensation. That’s in the next model.*


*Not actually in the next model.

ALL SYSTEMS GO

MINI + GOPRO®

The iOS GoPro app seamlessly integrates into your optional MINI Connected system^^, allowing you to control your GoPro camera from your center console screen. The integration is complete with predefined recording modes, easy file storage, and the ability to power your GoPro on or off from inside your MINI. You’ll even get a preview, provided you’ve got a GoPro Hero3+ model and iPhone 4s (or newer). So turn the camera around to capture your battle with the G-forces. We call it your G-face.

RECORD AWAY.

Tap into your GoPro camera's recording modes, right from your MINI cockpit. Video, photo, photo burst and photo time lapse are supported by all GoPro Hero HD cameras.

MOTORING PRESETS.

The presets list is optimized for various driving scenarios you'll encounter. Presets adjust the camera mode, screen aspect and frame rate, making it easy to capture what you want.

VIDEO PREVIEW.

If you have a GoPro Hero3+ model and an iPhone 4s (or newer), you'll get a video preview of your recording, right on your MINI Connected screen. 



MOTORING COMMAND CENTER

The MINI Connected system funnels the power of your entire MINI into an intuitive command center.  Ever been confused about a warning light? Pull up more details about the alert and avoid digging through your owner’s manual. Want entertainment? Easily control your immersive audio system and connected device, or access dozens of apps like Audible and Pandora. Like control? Track trip computer info, monitor vehicle status, and manage your calls. From behind the MINI Connected screen, you’ll have a completely new vantage point for the world around you, with a vivid rear view that’s complete with parking guidance and warnings. So, sit back and enjoy the view – along with the power.

NAV SYSTEM WITH REAL TIME TRAFFIC

Pair the optional Navigation System with MINI Connected to get cutting edge information technology every time you motor. With real time traffic updates and alternate routes for most major cities, you’ll spend more time motoring along than idling. And every turn and route is clearly displayed on a gorgeous HD screen. Not that you even have to look at the screen when it’s dictating turn-by-turn directions.

DYNAMIC LED RING

Like an incredibly responsive mood ring, your MINI’s sleek LED light ring changes color in response to your engine speed, driving mode, audio volume, climate control, or interior lighting. It even acts as a colorful and responsive gauge for power and volume, constantly interacting with the driver.

GREEN-ROUTE

The navigation system offers the GREEN Route feature when Green Mode is activated. Whether you have a dwindling tank of gas or are just a fan of saving money, this tool helps you out by showing you the most economical route to the destination.

MINI TOUCH CONTROLLER

The MINI Touch Controller puts the mighty power of the entire MINI Connected system right at your fingertips. Use the simple buttons, or just write a couple of letters with your finger on the touchpad to, say, enter a destination or play a tune. 

RSS FEEDS

Get the news right in your cockpit and select which of your favorite feeds appear on your MINI’s high-def display. While driving, use the text-to-speech function and your MINI will dictate the blurbs and articles of your choice, so you can keep your eyes where they belong – on the road.

FACEBOOK & TWITTER

The app puts some of your favorite social media right on your dash. You can read feeds, “like” posts or mark tweets as a favorite, and even post a quick update, choosing from a handful of predefined status updates and tweets that use your MINI’s real-time data (temperature, speed, location, etc.) For safety reasons, certain functions of these features are disabled while driving, to prevent distractions.

MINIMALISM ANALYZER

This fun little feature will teach you to drive more efficiently, by monitoring your basic driving behaviors and making you aware of possible ways to up your efficiency. Plus, it has a pretty cool goldfish animation.

   

STREAMING MUSIC

INTEGRATED PANDORA®

Did you know MINIs are the first cars to have PANDORA® Internet Radio fully integrated across all models? Which means when your MINI is equipped with MINI Connected and the free PANDORA® iPhone® app, you can pump all your favorite PANDORA® stations through your car’s stereo and browse them right on the dashboard display using your normal stereo controls.

Web Radio

Using MINI Connected, you can tune in to your favorite web radio stations from around the world, and find similar stations with the app’s convenient genre-based search.

STREAMING AUDIO

RHAPSODY

Another nother great way to dial up your favorite tunes and bump jams in your MINI. Rhapsody is a premium, subscription-based, on-demand music service, with controls seamlessly integrated into the MINI Connected interface.

TUNEIN

A premium internet radio service and your portal to new music, live sports, talk shows, world and local news, as well as nearly every podcast out there. TuneIn replaces the Web Radio that already comes standard in your MINI and is a user-friendly way to access even more entertainment.

AUDIBLE

With a subscription to Audible, all your favorite books, dramas, shows, and stories can be delivered directly via your MINI Connected interface. The service even syncs in the cloud, so you can go from reading on your Kindle to listening on Audible, all without losing your place in your book or on the road.

GLYMPSE

Meeting up with some friends at a new place? Running late to a meeting? Keep your friends, family, and co-workers in the loop with safe, temporary location sharing through Glympse. With only a few swipes of your finger, you can send a person or group visual location details for a specified amount of time. Not that you’ll ever be late in a MINI.