Marc Carter

MINI Provides Tiny Remote-Controlled MINI Coopers for the Olympic Games

by , 08/03/12

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In addition to providing a fleet of green BMW hybrids and electric MINI Coopers for the 2012 London Olympic Games, BMW has also created a fleet of remote-controlled MINI Coopers for the games. Unlike the BMW 3 and 5 Series models that are being supplied to transport the athletes at the games, the small remote-controlled MINI Coopers are being deployed specifically to assist with clearing the field during Olympic events.

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The electric remote-control MINI Coopers are 1/4-scale sized Cooper hatchbacks that are being used to pick up javelins, discuses and hammers at the field events. The remote-controlled MINIs aren’t just a small toy version of the MINI Cooper, they have been designed to carry up to 18 pounds, which is about the weight of a hammer or two javelins. The remote-controlled cars can run up and down the field for 35 minutes before they need to be recharged, which takes about 80 minutes.

The MINI Cooper remote-controlled cars may be an ingenious marketing ploy, but they do serve as an efficient and clean way to the Olympics running smoothly.

+ BMW

via Green Car Reports

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4 Comments

  1. Joedeeds August 10, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Here is a video I took of the Mini’s during the Hammer Throw in the London Olympics
    http://youtu.be/ri7kPfKTZsg

  2. n8te4te August 10, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    would like to buy a r/c mini cooper like the one in olmpics where can i get one?

  3. otto55 August 9, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    I want one…sign me up.

  4. qwhite555 August 8, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    will the RC cars be offered for sell

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