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Integrated GoPro Controls Available for BMW, Mini Models

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 6/14/2014 Alex Nishimoto

BMW is about to make recording your track days much easier, as the automaker has announced it will integrate GoPro camera controls into the infotainment systems of newer BMW and Mini models. The Bavarian brand claims this will be the first factory integration of the compact video camera in a mass-produced car.


The feature will allow owners of BMW and Mini models from 2012 and up to control their GoPros remotely using the infotainment control knob. Through iDrive or Mini Connected, users can start or stop recording and see vital camera stats on the central screen. Six pre-set camera modes, including Leisure Drive Facing Out, Night Driving, Sport Drive Facing Out, Drive Camera Facing In, Winding Road Time-Lapse, and Straight Road Time-Lapse, let the driver choose the setting best suited for the type of video being recorded. Drivers can also set their GoPro's "sleep mode." BMW Gopro On Track In Car© Provided by MotorTrend BMW Gopro On Track In Car

To get the GoPro capability, you must have a 2012 or newer BMW model with the BMW Apps feature (or Mini Connect, if you have a Mini). You also need an iPhone 4 or newer and a wifi-enabled GoPro camera. The BMW-compatible app can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store. So if you have all those things, it's time to start filming your on-track antics (or your trips to the grocery store).

Source: BMW

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