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Nearly every automaker is incorporating streaming music, social media functionality and other assorted apps into their infotainment systems, but one thing that's largely been missing is performance data. If you've got access to the ECU and can tap into an accelerometer, you've got the info, and now Mini is making use of it.

Driving Excitement is the latest Mini Connected app for the iPhone and it measures all the major performance parameters and more.

The Condition Check lets you keep tabs on engine and exterior temps, fuel level and whether the Sport button has been engaged, while the Force Meter visualizes longitudinal and lateral acceleration. The new Digital Sports Instruments takes over the nav screen to a display coolant temperature gauge, along with horsepower, torque and engine revs. And by entering the Excitement mode, you've got automatic access to web radio and Dynamic Music to keep the tunes flowing during your flogging.

Get all the details in the press blast after the break and check out the UI in our gallery above.Continue reading Mini Connected Driving Excitement app taps ECU for performance data

Mini Connected Driving Excitement app taps ECU for performance data originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 09 Dec 2011 08:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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