MINI Connected app relaunched with new services and updates
The rejuvenated MINI Connected will simplify the App’s menu interfaces and offer MINI drivers access to road information and driving related functions. New and updated features include MINI Streetwise, Sports Instruments and Force Meter.
MINI Streetwise, the MINI Connected app’s new application, lets users display the best route on their smartphone before the journey starts. The app makes use of personal driving data together with the user’s own past journeys and shows information such as journey duration and fuel consumption. The app determines the current location and displays all destinations recorded to date and the best routes on the smartphone.
If several drives to the same destination have already been recorded, MINI Streetwise will calculate the user’s personal best route as the recommended option. 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.
The vehicle’s location, fuel level, potential range and last journey recorded can be found under the menu item ‘Status’. Clicking on the location opens a map view showing the route to the parked car.
The Sports Instruments app shows engine data including rev speed, torque, engine temperature and current engine output. The Force Meter app, meanwhile, displays 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.
The new MINI Connected App is available to download from mid-August from Apple iTunes and Google Play on compatible devices.