This is not confirmed but I heard from a fairly reliable source that MINI is working on a kit that (judging from the name) will allow users to activate their installed rear foglight.

Have others heard anything similiar?

For those who've never heard of rear foglights: The idea is that they try to prevent the multi car pile-ups you see on highways when the fog is very thick. As many of you know the empty slot in the toggle switch row is filled with the rear fog light switch everywhere in the world but the US. For some reason it's been determined that we don't need rear fog lights. In fact there is an online petition for them to offer the lights as a retro fit kit on all MINIs.

For information on how to turn your unused rear foglights into brakelights check out this post from January. I personally find more value in them being brake lights but it would be great to at least have the option