GoPro Integration with BMW and Mini Vehicles Provides Proof of Your Driving Skills
The two have worked hard to curb driver distraction, yet enable drivers to strap a camera on and capture adrenaline-filled footage at the track. In addition to aiming the camera using BMW’s large central screen, users may quickly choose between six pre-set camera modes: Leisure Drive Facing Out, Night Driving, Sport Drive Facing Out, Drive Camera Facing In, Winding Road Time-lapse, and Straight Road Time-lapse. The camera’s RECORD function may be started and stopped by the driver at will, and vital camera status indicators are displayed, including recording elapsed time, battery life, and Wi-Fi signal strength. The user may also toggle the camera’s SLEEP mode to prolong battery life between shots.
It's a bold step, but also a foreshadowing of the future. For years, in-car infotainment systems have been woefully behind the times, and now it appears that automakers are finally catching up with what smartphones have delivered for some time. Now, it's GoPro -- next up, drones?