An infotainment system is a vehicle's interactive source of information and entertainment. The word first appeared in 1980 when scientists in the UK broke the monotony of professional conferences with intermittent comedy skits. Today, infotainment systems are widespread, user friendly, convenient and among our Hendrick MINI team's favorite tech features.

Anatomy of the Infotainment System

Late-model infotainment systems adhere to a basic design and format. They are a tiny computer with screen recessed into the dash. They have QNX, Linux or Android operating systems. Infotainment systems support familiar apps, make-specific apps and smart device integration via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

How to Work an Infotainment System

Depending on the make, model and year, infotainment systems boast touchscreen capabilities or respond to solid buttons on the steering wheel. Voice control is also fairly standard, letting you initiate calls by voice and keep your hands on the steering wheel.

Get to know more about infotainment systems today during a test drive at Hendrick MINI. We hope to see you soon.


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