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To those who have ordered and received their Mini's or anyone with any info...

From all the videos I have seen online about the F56, especially European videos/cars, there is the Driver Assistant Package that can be added on which includes the adaptive cruise control as well as the camera mounted above the rear view mirror which recognizes signs and is used also for collision avoidance.

I didn't see the option to add that package when I ordered my Mini here in the US. Is this implemented in the US Mini's as well or only in the European version of the car. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Also, if anyone knows any of the other main differences between US and European Mini's as well!
 

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On the miniusa site you can download a pdf owner's guide. That must describe the US options, but for some things it just refers you to other manuals.

There's also an android owner's guide (see http://www.minif56.com/forum/289-mini-f56-general-discussion/6089-2014-hardtop-owner-s-manual-wanted.html )

The andoid one has whole sections that the pdf one doesn't (e.g. Navigation) and I think it can tailor itself to your options of you have a VIN to enter. I have no car yet so I think I'm seeing all the options in there.

I'm sure there are differences between them (which may be EU/US differences), but sometimes it's just vague and ambiguous... which is why I've been posting questions about navigation arrows and recognised speed limits.
 

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I would have wanted the driver assistant package but it was not available in Canada. Usually Canada and USA have the same options.

I don't know if it will be available later (is it just a matter of having it pass some safety tests in our countries ?!)
 

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I thought I read somewhere that it was because of different types of road signs in different states... but who knows?

I was more interested in the active cruise control and the collision avoidance technology.

The salesman told me it would detect a vehicle approaching from behind and alert the driver by flashing your hazard lights... but reading around I don't think it does. It's all about stopping you hitting things in front. If you slam on the brakes I think it might do the hazards as well...

Anyone here tested it to its limits? :) :)
 

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I would have wanted the driver assistant package but it was not available in Canada. Usually Canada and USA have the same options.
I don't know if it will be available later (is it just a matter of having it pass some safety tests in our countries ?!)
My salesman in Trois-Rivières, QC, Canada just offered me to change my order for a 2014 F56 MCS to a 2015 model. And the Driver Assistant Package is now available for $1000, including the adaptive cruise control (yé!) and the speed limit road sign recognition, along with Automatic High-Beam and Collision and Pedestrian Avoidance systems.

I'm just wondering how well this last option will work in North America, as our speed limit signs can be different when switching provinces in Canada and states in the US.
 

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Hi guys how can I get the Driving Assistant Package installed ? mine came with the rear camera and the sensors. Would be possible to add it ?
 

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Hi guys how can I get the Driving Assistant Package installed ? mine came with the rear camera and the sensors. Would be possible to add it ?
Doubt it very much,too much to change and alter and the stuff aint there to do it,thats why its done in the factory.
 

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Definitely not available as a retro-fit, I have already asked as I was pi**ed off that my HUD and sat-nav does not display the relevant speed limits.

Tony
 

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Definitely not retrofittable...requires front facing camera, I think 3 new computer modules, reprogramming AND a whole new wire harness for the entire electrical system. Plus, all the pre-requisite options there too, like Connected XL.

Definitely not available as a retro-fit, I have already asked as I was pi**ed off that my HUD and sat-nav does not display the relevant speed limits.

Tony
If you have sat nav, I thought it did? Is it checked to display on the HUD in your settings?
 

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Hi siriuszero,

Yes its checked in the HUD, shows the sat-nav directions, but not the relevant speed limits, seems stupid really as even a £50 off the shelf system shows these.

Tony
 
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