2016 December 09 10:43
MINI Connected gets a fresh start.
The MINI Connected app has been relaunched for a new generation of MINI drivers. As with the new MINI look and feel, the focus is on the essentials – with simple, engaging features and more driving-related functions for users to look forward to.
With the new MINI Connected app, you can now look forward to better navigation with MINI Streetwise, as well as a more visual driving experience and helpful features like online search and quick calling.
INTRODUCING MINI STREETWISE AND MORE
The new central feature of the app is MINI Streetwise. You can now find the best route even before the drive has started – using personal driving data, your current location and your past journeys. It also displays info like the journey duration and fuel consumption. Clicking on the destination pin calls up the estimated time of arrival together with alternative routes, including data such as distance, journey duration and fuel consumption. Users can choose the display option that works best for them and information can also be visualised in the Centre Instrument once the smartphone has been connected to the MINI. This means that you can use your car display to navigate directly, instead of attaching your phone or GPS to the windscreen.
Then there’s the Online Search function, which can be used to quickly find places and addresses while in the car and transfer them straight to the optional MINI navigation system for route planning. It’s also possible to place phone calls directly from the Online Search function as well, for instance to make a reservation at a restaurant.
For added convenience, MINI Connected links to your smartphone’s calendar. All appointments as well as your to-do list are then shown in the vehicle display and event details can also be imported into the navigation system.
AN INTENSELY VISUAL EXPERIENCE
Another great addition to MINI Connected is the performance-oriented Sports Instruments and Force Meter vehicle apps. Information, which can be displayed directly in the MINI Centre Instrument, includes rev speed, torque, engine temperature and current engine output. The Force Meter visualises all accelerating forces on the screen while on the move, using graphics to indicate the current longitudinal and lateral acceleration in sectors surrounding a virtual MINI in the centre of the display.
BASIC JUST GOT BETTER
When it comes to your Status, Profile and Apps, the MINI Connected app once again offers a more user-friendly experience. The Status option provides you with your vehicle’s location, fuel level, potential range and the last journey recorded. You also have access to all your downloaded and available apps with the Apps section. And in true MINI style, the Profile section helps you keep track of your personal info, as well as stats from your MINI. There’s also an information section with tutorials to help you take full advantage of the app.