New features for MINI Connected app - AutoExpress

MINI’s Connected app – first introduced in 2010 – has been relaunched to “sharpen its focus even more on driving-related functions”. The updated smartphone app will feature a new system called ‘MINI Streetwise’, offer improved Calendar and Online Search interaction between your phone and MINI, and also enable drivers to access more information specific to their car. ‘MINI Streetwise’ combines the car’s sat-nav function and personal driving data (records of past journeys, such as journey duration and fuel consumption) to provide a recommended route on their phone before they get in the car. The Calendar function has been integrated into the MINI’s infotainment system to allow the user to synchronise calendar events from their smartphone to the car, meaning all appointments and to-do lists can now be presented on the vehicle’s central... The new Sports Instruments app can be used in the MINI central display to present realtime engine data, such as rev speed, engine temperature, and current engine output. These in-car apps are installed via the smartphone Connected app itself. Another new feature this update brings is the ability to locate your MINI – and also generate a route to it from your current location. The updated MINI Connected App will. Source: