British automobile brand Mini is taking a leap forward with its latest infotainment system. Mini’s new 9.4-inch OLED touchscreen, powered by the Mini Operating System 9, offers a fresh user interface with enhanced features. As enthusiasts eagerly await the 2025 Mini Cooper hatchback, let’s explore the exciting details of this customizable and gaming-friendly infotainment system.
The new round OLED touchscreen is designed with a super slim bezel, providing ample space for crisp graphics and animated menus. The screen features static bars for climate controls on its sides, while the lower part contains essential shortcuts and driving information, including a customizable speedometer with a classic design look. Mini offers specific designs for three standard drive modes – Core, Green, and Go-Kart, each tailored to different driving experiences. Additionally, users can select themed modes like Balance, Timeless, and Vivid. The Personal mode allows for custom backgrounds, and the ambient interior lighting matches the chosen picture’s color, adding a touch of personalization to the driving experience. For Mini Countryman models, a Trail mode is available, featuring a digital compass and inclinometer for off-road adventures.
Gaming in a Mini
Mini’s infotainment system includes the Mini Connected Store, offering a wide array of apps for music streaming, such as Spotify, and video streaming platforms. One exciting addition is AirConsole, an app that enables users to download and play video games, using their smartphones as controllers. However, to ensure safety, gaming is only possible when the vehicle is stationary.
Enhanced Features and AI Capabilities
Mini has also upgraded its cloud-based navigation system, promising quicker and more accurate route calculations. The new voice-recognition software, activated by ‘Hey, Mini,’ offers an expanded selection of controllable functions. Beyond the standard tasks, the car’s artificial intelligence goes the extra mile by sharing jokes and stories to keep drivers entertained during their commutes. Furthermore, Mini Operating System 9 supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for seamless smartphone integration.