MINI CONNECTED FEATURES.
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.
Remote Services enables you to access your MINI and activate some of its functions with your phone from a distance using the MINI App. This means you can locate your vehicle. You can lock and unlock the doors remotely. And you can also activate the air conditioning or ventilation from a distance, too, to make sure it's exactly as you like it before you head off – and much more. You can do all this and more with the MINI App.
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.
The standard Bluetooth® wireless technology system allows you to enjoy hands-free calling. Your mobile phone 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.
AMAZON ALEXA INTEGRATION.
You might know her from home, but now Alexa could soon be joining you on your journeys. Just press the speech button on the steering wheel for three seconds and add even more convenience to your MINI driving experience. Access services and entertainment, and even shop on the road with Amazon. You can also get her to control some functions in your smart home with your voice – like turning up the temperature before you get home.
Please note that Amazon Alexa is only available as part of the MINI Connected Navigation Plus package in supported markets.
BLUETOOTH® AUDIO STREAMING.
Bluetooth® audio streaming allows the Bluetooth® hands-free interface to wirelessly transmit music data to your MINI’s audio system. This is possible with the Radio MINI Visual Boost and all MINI Connected package options. Depending on the equipment installed, the mobile phone can be operated by the MINI Controller, the multifunctional steering wheel or by voice control.
The optional eDrive Service from MINI Connected maximizes the comfort and efficiency of your MINI Electric and MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid. While you are driving, it continuously calculates your Green Route - the most energy-efficient route you can take. View the next charging station, battery range, charging status or remaining charging time on your central display or in the MINI App. In addition, eDrive offers extended setting options for your battery and remote services for practical operation of vehicle functions via your smartphone. In addition to unlocking and locking, there are settings for charging, temperature and air conditioning at a specific departure time. The service also helps you to drive more efficiently by evaluating data from your last trip together with other statistics.