MINI Malaysia has introduced the new generation MINI Connected 4G features as standard in all 2019 Year Make MINI models in Malaysia. The MINI Connected comes with built-in 4G SIM technology to enable owners to integrate their MINI more seamlessly into their digital lifestyle.
The standard MINI Connected features such as MINI Connected app, Intelligent Emergency Call, Teleservices, MINI Online and Remote Services are available as standard for the MINI 3 Door, MINI 5 Door, MINI Clubman, MINI Countryman, and MINI John Cooper Works models. Meanwhile, premium features such as Concierge Services and Apple CarPlay are available for the MINI Countryman and MINI John Cooper Works models. eDrive services are available exclusively for the MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid.
Similar to BMW’s, the Intelligent Emergency Call for MINI responds when the crash sensors for the seatbelt tensioners and airbags are activated, or when data from the yaw-rate sensor indicate an accident. This triggers an automatic call to the MINI emergency call centre, where the system provides relevant data to ensure the best possible response. The Intelligent Emergency Call can also be triggered manually to request help for other road users.
Meanwhile, TeleServices transmits relevant vehicle data to MINI and the MINI service partner, who will then inform owners if their car requires maintenance or when the service appointment is due. In the event of a breakdown, issues can be resolved via remote diagnosis or by organising local roadside assistance.
The MINI Online feature provides useful information about the news and weather that can be read out via the audio system. Further, the newly available MINI Concierge Service supports owners with any request while on the move, at the touch of a button. Using the built-in 4G SIM card, the service establishes a telephone connection to the MINI call centre whenever required, free of charge.
For iPhone users, the wireless Apple CarPlay allows selected apps to be shown on the central display and operated via the MINI controls. Popular iOS apps such as Spotify, Waze, Google Maps and WhatsApp are supported.
The MINI Connected app for Apple and Android devices has been redesigned and now connects drivers even more closely with their car through eDrive Services and Remote Services. With eDrive Services, MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid owners can use their smartphone to keep track of the vehicle’s battery status and remaining mileage, as well as to initiate the charging process. Drivers can also view personal efficiency status data for their most recent journey. Through the MINI Connected app, Remote Services can be activated to control MINI functions using a smartphone – be it to operate the headlight flasher or honk to help locate the parked MINI in an unfamiliar environment.
There is also a feature to synchronise the MINI Connected app with your personal calendar and turn it into a personal mobility assistant to help you get to appointments on time. This also enables functions including “Send to Car” where the app transfers routes planned on the smartphone to the car’s navigation system, Last Mile Route– a continued navigation via smartphone while walking from the parked car to the actual destination, Time-to-Leave Notification and Share Live Trip Status.
Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia added, “The BMW Group has over 20 years of experience in developing innovations that connect the driver to the car and to the world they live in. This expertise is now introduced in all MINI vehicles here in Malaysia with MINI Connected. In the age of personalisation and digitalisation, MINI Connected presents the best of both worlds with extensive connectivity capabilities and personalised services.”
For more information on the New MINI Connected, please visit https://www.mini.my/miniconnected.
MINI Malaysia has also announced new retail prices (on the road without insurance) and product substance enhancements: