APPLE CARPLAY® PREPARATION.
Apple CarPlay® Preparation is the fast and convenient way to wirelessly use your iPhone and your favourite iOS apps safely behind the wheel of your MINI. It is an in-car multimedia hub that takes the things you want to do while driving and puts them in your touchscreen display. So you can get directions, conduct phone calls, receive and send messages, and listen to music – while staying fully focused on the road. It also lets you operate Spotify and selected third party apps. You can control the main functions using your MINI’s Touchscreen controls, the MINI Controller or via Siri voice commands. And you can activate Siri on your iPhone by long-pressing the voice control button on the steering wheel.
Find detailed information on supported apps at http://www.apple.com/ios/carplay/ – and see how it makes your everyday life better, easier and more connected.
MINI CONNECTED DRIVE SERVICES.
MINI Online combines numerous services and apps in one neat package to keep you abreast of everything that’s happening around you. It is continuously being updated with new apps as we seek to provide extra functionality and benefits for our users*.
You stay in the picture with the latest news that is continuously updated by Thomson Reuters. The content you receive is selected according to your preferred categories, such as business or sport, world and panorama. To ensure you keep concentrating on the road and traffic ahead while you drive, the selected news items can be read out via the text-to-speech audio function if required. You can also save your individual RSS feeds.
We'll keep you informed of the weather you can expect at your destination. If you look under MINI Online in your vehicle, it offers you a detailed daily preview as well as an outlook for the next five days. This includes morning, midday, evening, night, rain probability, wind speed and direction, humidity, and “feels like” temperature.
MINI NAVIGATION SYSTEM.
The MINI Navigation System gives you route navigation that leads you to your destination through a combination of voice commands, map displays and arrow indicators on a high-quality, high-resolution easy-to-use Touchscreen display. It lets you pinch and zoom the app to give you a clear, detailed view of your route. The system also offers you night mode and a Points of Interest search function to guide you quickly and safely to your destination. The system is operated via the MINI Controller with map updates available via USB.
INTELLIGENT EMERGENCY CALL.
If you are not able to directly call for help in an accident, it’s good to know that MINI can. With the intelligent Emergency Call system, your MINI automatically sends a distress call to the locally available mobile services. A SIM card and integrated telematics unit transmit relevant data such as the exact GPS coordinates of your MINI, chassis number (VIN), type of collision (e.g. whereabouts of impact), status of airbags and seatbelts, number of passengers and direction of travel. Specially trained personnel will then establish contact with you, inform the appropriate emergency services so that help can reach the scene as fast possible. They will give you support by telephone – wherever possible. This function can also be activated manually.
MINI Teleservices enables you to connect your vehicle with your preferred MINI Dealer. So wherever you are, we’ve got you covered. If necessary, your MINI can directly contact emergency or breakdown services so that help is soon at hand. And that’s not all. This intelligent technology informs your preferred MINI Dealer if, for example, an oil service is due or the battery charge level has dropped to a critical value. Your preferred MINI Dealer will then contact you to arrange a service appointment.
NATURAL LANGUAGE UNDERSTANDING.
You can speak to your MINI in your natural speaking voice. The Natural Language Understanding has a processing speed of just a few seconds and can recognise your normal voice. So you can interact with your MINI with your voice – and interrupt it if you wish. It’s the perfect way to control many of your phone’s functions so you can keep your hands on the wheel and eyes safely on the road.
TOUCHSCREEN DISPLAY (6.5''/8.8'')
It's late in the evening and you're looking for a chemist, a special restaurant, an ATM, or you need to book a hotel. Just press “Concierge Services” in the MINI Connected navigation menu and one of your 'Personal Assistants' will be contacted via a cost-free call through a pre-installed SIM card. You don’t need to use your own phone. Our Concierge Services team provides a fast, location-based service and will search for – and research – any points of interest for you, in person, 24/7. Addresses and other details will be transferred directly to your MINI’s navigation system. Your benefits at a glance:
- 24/7 availability
- Individual, personal information service while you’re on the road
- Advice, planning and organisation
- Direct transfer of addresses to your navigation system
- No additional costs at home or abroad
- Functions independently of your mobile phone
The MINI Connected allows you to enjoy hands-free calling with your MINI’s standard Bluetooth system. Two mobile phones can be connected to your MINI via Bluetooth to make and receive calls without your hands ever leaving the wheel. You simply use the steering wheel buttons or voice control. What’s more, a second built-in microphone on the passenger side ensures optimised sound clarity throughout the interior of your MINI. The inductive coupling with your car's external aerial enables the mobile reception to be at least as good as it is outside the vehicle.
The MINI Wireless Charging tray, located in the centre armrest, lets you securely store and safely charge any QI-enabled smartphone as you drive – while keeping your cockpit cable-free. As soon as you place your phone in the charging station, your battery automatically gets a top up. Once docked, an LED light will indicate that your phone is connected and charging. The charging tray also enables your phone to obtain the best possible network reception, as it connects your phone via inductive coupling to the external aerial. Please check with your authorised MINI dealer for compatibility details.
The USB connection at the base of the central console is effectively an auxiliary input (and charger) that enables you to directly control and play music players, files on memory sticks and smartphones. Connecting devices to the USB interface is simple and straightforward – depending on the equipment – and can be carried out using your original USB cables or a MINI cable adapter available as an accessory.
The Connected Navigation Plus package provides two USB ports/interfaces next to each other in the centre console: a Type A/1.5A and a Type C port with 3A for extra fast charging of mobile devices, enabling you to use and charge two smartphones (or other devices) at the same time.
MINI TOUCH CONTROLLER.
BLUETOOTH HANDS-FREE INTERFACE.
BLUETOOTH AUDIO STREAMING.
Bluetooth audio streaming allows the Bluetooth hands-free interface to wirelessly transmit music data to your MINI’s audio system. The text-to-speech function lets you hear contents via the audio system. Depending on the equipment installed, the mobile phone can be operated by the MINI Controller, the multifunctional steering wheel or by voice control.
LEATHER MINI SPORTS STEERING WHEEL.
EDRIVE SERVICES FOR YOUR PLUG-IN HYBRID.
MINI Connected’s eDrive Services help maximise comfort, practicality and efficiency in your MINI Countryman Plug-in Electric Hybrid. It can show you the nearest EV charging stations on a map, your battery’s range, current charge status and the remaining charging time. These are all clearly displayed on your central display or via the MINI App. It also gives you enhanced battery preconditioning options and remote services that let you operate vehicle-related functions conveniently from your smartphone. In addition to remote locking and unlocking, you can also adjust the settings for charging and air conditioning at specific departure times. It also helps you drive more efficiently by assessing data from your last journey together with additional statistics.
EDRIVE SERVICES FOR YOUR MINI ELECTRIC.
MINI Connected’s eDrive Services help maximise comfort, practicality and efficiency in your MINI Electric. While you drive, it continually calculates your Green Route – the most energy efficient route you can currently take. Your MINI App shows you in real time where the nearest charging stations are located, the connection types and charging capacities provided. It always tries to ensure you’ll reach your preferred charging station. It also shows you your battery’s range for all driving modes, your current charge status and the remaining charging time.
DISCOVER MORE ABOUT MINI CONNECTED.
EXPLORE THE EFFECTS OF SEAMLESS CONNECTIVITY.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
YOUR MOBILE ASSISTANT IN YOUR HANDS.