A new MINI Connected ready App enables GoPro cameras to be controlled via the dashboard, which is a first in the developing world of automotive Apps.
The MINI Connected ready App can be downloaded for free and allows you to shoot video with the camera mounted on or inside the car whilst on the move.
There is a choice of video and single-image shots as well as a photo series mode with short or long interval options. Special modes are also available to optimise image quality in various driving situations such as night time or cornering. The camera can also be switched on and off using the MINI’s centre console, and the charge state of the camera battery and remaining recording capacity can also be displayed on screen. When the car is not moving, a preview image can be displayed which shows the camera’s perspective.
In order for this to work you need your MINI to be fitted with the MINI Visual Boost Radio and MINI Connected or the MINI Connected XL package –plus you will need an iPhone, as the App is only IOS compatible and a GoPro camera with WI-FI connectivity.
Other avalaible apps include Glympse, AUPEO!, Stitcher, Deezer, Audible, Napster, TuneIn and the Amazon Cloud Player. Then there are the services built into the MINI Connected system such as a web radio and RSS news feeds as well as social media including Facebook, Twitter and foursquare. Online search and functions exclusive to MINI such as Driving Excitement, Mission Control, Dynamic Music and MINIMALISM are also available, as well as the new MINI Connected XL Journey Mate for interactive travel planning and support for Real Time Traffic Radar.Published 30 June 2014