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opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



revmoo posted:

I want a car DVR that mounts under a seat and lets me run 3+ bullet cameras to different areas of the car and will record for 1+ hour after parking the car. Anything like this out there?

This is what I want, and no, not really. I'm guessing a year or so until something like this comes out and doesn't suck. Is it so much to ask to have something I can leave permanently installed without worrying about it getting stolen?

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opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



Whoops! Not really sure how that happened, I blame all the snow and ice we've had lately. Luckily there was nobody behind me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJVJ_2oIsJ0

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010




Oh poo poo, thank you. Been looking for something like this forever. I just want something tiny and discrete I can leave installed.

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



Watch the E46 on the right. She had about an inch to spare.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlMEmJ9XQwE

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



Finally picked up a dash cam after way too many near misses with lunatics on the PA turnpike. This guy: https://www.amazon.com/AUKEY-Dashbo...g/dp/B072FGL63X

Really pleased with it so far. Simple set up, good picture quality. Only gripe is the tape they included is light grey so is super visible from outside the car. I need to get my windshield replaced so when I do I'll try to source some black tape.

Install was easy peasy, I even had a factory wire channel behind the rear view I was able to route the wire through and up into the headliner. I need to install a hardwired USB port off an ignition switched fuse, my cigarette lighter is always on.

View from the driver's seat:



Better view of the camera:



And the view:

opengl128 fucked around with this message at 22:51 on Apr 15, 2019

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



Nah Iíve already got a hardwired 12v to USB adapter to install. Just using the cigarette adapter until I do. I like a nice clean install with no visible wiring.

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



Ahh yes, that is the good stuff.

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



Nitrox posted:

It seems that many Australians are just as confused about their lane orientation as I am

Wow you weren't kidding. What the heck is going on down there

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



cakesmith handyman posted:

Why cars don't do the same has always baffled me, battery getting low? Disconnect non essential taps.

GM does (or did) have a battery saver mode that does exactly that

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



I've been running this one for around 8 months now, no complaints. Footage looks good and otherwise just sits there doing its thing. I like that its relatively discrete without a big screen hanging down. I think I paid $50 and I've seen it on sale a bunch for a little less so keep an eye out for that https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product...e?ie=UTF8&psc=1

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



The Prong Song posted:

4K of bad-sensor, bad-optics recording may have 4K of pixels but can still look like blurry garbage.

And that's assuming its not just upscaled from 1080P which is what I'd expect to see.

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



We got a badass on our hands boys! Can't wait for anyone!!

He started off on the turnpike with the usual micropenis ducking and weaving and cutting off everyone to jockey ahead one car length at a time in super heavy traffic.

Then we get off and there's the typical line after the toll booth where it backs up every day, instead of waiting in line flies past everyone in the next lane (only for going straight at the light) then cuts in front of everyone (people do this every frigging day but whatever)

Then, well, you'll see.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YjYbgcgId0

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



Krakkles posted:

I haven't driven a Passport lately, but Ford certainly has capless gas systems and auto start-stop down and they seem like really weird things to get mad about. You can usually disable auto start-stop if it's something that really bothers you and you think contributing to global warming a little bit more is better than a car having a couple of extra noises but otherwise behaving in exactly the same way. The fuel system thing - sure, needing a tool for a gas can bites, but how often are you filling up from cans? More pointedly, how often are your elderly parents filling up from anything except a gas station? The convenience of not having the check engine light concern of a fuel cap, not having to remember to put it on, and presumably problem some kind of emissions benefit over thousands of fillups probably outweighs needing a tool twice, ever, in your ownership of the car. The only real argument there that I can see is "what if you don't have the tool", but they're a lot more ubiquitous than you thing - I've seen a bunch in the wild without even realizing what they are, and only connected it when I just looked up a youtube video on whether Fords use it (they do).

All fair points, however capless can have the same exact issues with EVAP leaks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHrKwR1KJgY

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



IOwnCalculus posted:

Can, but probably an order of magnitude less often than people forget to tighten the cap.

Oh for sure.

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



AFewBricksShy posted:

You do not need to be mechanically inclined to install a dash cam, unless you are hard wiring it.
It's pretty much
Stick the camera to the windshield
Run the wires up to the head liner right next to the rear view mirror (assuming you're mounting it high), then tuck the wires behind the trim of the head liner, into the A pillar trim, then just routing it to the nearest cigarette lighter/usb port you can find.

Yeah you really don't need to pay somebody to do this, especially not best buy who would find a way to do it wrong and/or break poo poo in the process.

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



Go ahead and bust a U turn from your lane. I'll wait.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fWNMEfplvA

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



I fully recognize I could have backed off some, but she was already slowing for seemingly no reason and it opens up to two lanes there, so yes I was getting ready to pass when she did that.

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opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



lazydog posted:

I've got one of these Aukey DR02 low profile wedge shaped dashcams with capacitor
I've had it for about 2 years, and it's done fine so far with 100F+ temperatures. It doesn't have any fancy features like wifi/bluetooth transfers, so you've gotta take the camera down or take the card out to get videos off of it.

I'm running this one too for about a year now, no issues. I like how small it is, disappears behind my rear view mirror.

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