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2013-10-13 20:25

MINI’S FUTURE TECH: Future Mini models will have improved technology and infotainment as the automaker rolls out new driver assist systems. Image: Mini

“Intelligent networking between the car, the driver and the outside world” Mini said it will focus on creating new ways to enhance driving pleasure, extend the range of comfort functions and provide the latest infotainment.

Future Mini will have a number of innovative driver assist systems. It claims its new functions will “transform the Mini more than ever into its driver's assistant and offer innovative comfort and safety technology.”

DRIVER ASSISTANCE

Future models will have Mini’s head-up display, collision and pedestrian warning systems including city braking. Other technologies include video-based speed and distance control which automatically keeps a safe distance from a vehicle ahead and the automaker’s speed limit information system, which detects and displays speed limits as they apply to the current section of road.

Future Mini’s will also have auto-dipping headlights.

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