Driver assistance systems have been on the rise as automakers seek to make driving safer with more information readily available. And to take a crack at upping the ante, Mini has officially announced to be offering a new range of systems in future models part of their Mini Connected in-car technology campaign.
Such in-car technology includes Internet-based connectivity and application functions. A couple of examples include a new heads-up display system, which will provide drivers with speed, navigation, and other nanny-state information about the car. Though the variety of information offered can range from collision warning, to pedestrian warnings, and even traffic advisories.
Other new systems utilize video to display on-road information. For instance, a forward-facing camera can detect road signs and display them vividly on the aforementioned heads-up display. Quite interesting ain’t it?
No timeframe or specification as to what models will begin to receive these new systems and when. But you can get an idea of what Mini has up their sleeves in the press release here.
– By: Chris Chin