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Mini Boosts Multimedia Appeal With Gopro Filming App

Fri, 13 Jun 2014

THE Mini has never been camera-shy, but now the brand’s latest models can get themselves on camera easier than ever before.

In what’s being touted as a world first for a car brand, a new Mini Connected App enables GoPro cameras to be controlled via the dashboard – meaning shooting a film is now as easy as changing a song on the audio unit.

This makes it possible to start shooting with a camera mounted on or inside the car while travelling. Apple iPhone owners can download the new Mini Connected App free of charge from the Apple App Store from June 2014.

Camera functions can be operated via the high-resolution colour display on the central area of the dashboard and the Mini Joystick or Touch Controller in the centre console, requiring minimum distraction.

The car must be fitted with multimedia options to activate the GoPro functionality. The integration of the App is handled through the driver’s iPhone, while a wireless connection is maintained between the GoPro camera and iPhone.

By Press Association reporters