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Dickheads with dash cams

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by Madmick, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. Damo H

    Damo H That Carbon sknob down the street ;)

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    Yeah I know what you mean! Lots of people can’t drive!
     
  2. OJ9693

    OJ9693 Mk3 Leon 1.4 TSI 150

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    Yeah mine is a bit temperamental too, although i'm quite certain it's just when the Wifi signal is poor or drops out, because it's fine at home where i have really good internet speed.
    I've never had to disconnect via bluetooth or anything. Mine is the Nextbase 322 i think, still a decent enough quality for me.
     
  3. Damo H

    Damo H That Carbon sknob down the street ;)

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    iOS13 causes issues with WiFi on the BlackVue Cameras. They claimed it was the Beta, now they're saying its something else to do with the way their app connects. Anyway interim fix enabling location for it has sorted it.

    Otherwise it works really well.
     
  4. Maypack

    Maypack Ambassador for Cumberland Sausage

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    Just updated to iOS 13.2 Beta today and so far I’m enjoying the new software. There was the issue with Blackvue Dashcams as you say and the interim fix does resolve it but it needs sorting correctly.


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  5. Mr Pig

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    I hate other people.
     
  6. Rooster

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    What really gets me, is the drivers who fit a dash cam and then drive like a T***! Followed a bloke in a Range Rover, who sped off and broke every speed limit he was in, never indicated at junctions, tailgated the cars in front and then used the wrong lane on a roundabout to gain two places!
     
  7. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig Active Member

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    The way things are going all cars will come with built-in dash-cams linked straight back to Big Brother HQ with fixed penalties arriving at your house before you do!
     
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  8. LouG

    LouG Active Member

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    I've already experienced that. I drove a cab for a while, all NZ cabs have interior cams for "driver protection". Personally I'd prefer a taser or CS spray, cameras just help them find who murdered you.
     
  9. WilbyWarrior

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    I bought a cheapo Dash cam due to having 3 accidents in the past 4 years, 2 not my fault. Since installing it I have just had one ******** who thought a rainy, dark and graveled B road was a good place for a race. I'm far too grown up now to take that bait, I just cheerily muttered to myself "I'm faster than you" and plodded on at NSL as he thrashed the guts out of his diesel TT.... I go to France 6-8 times a year and dashcam footage would be a lot easier to explain to the French Gendarme than my schoolboy French would be.
     
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  10. Jaco2k

    Jaco2k AWD FTW

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    I am about to install one due to lately people driving quite poorly here.
    I have almost had 3 accidents due to people literally changing lane lane on top of me and me having to slam brakes to avoid being hit.
    That and also the more and more frequent road rage.
     
  11. Maypack

    Maypack Ambassador for Cumberland Sausage

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    Updated app from Blackvue available this morning that states the iOS 13 Wi-fi issue has been fixed. Just downloaded it but not tested yet.


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  12. bgb

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    If it was like the Thinkware issue, after the initial opening the app worked, then reverted back to 'not connected'.

    I found a full phone reset sorted it, just as an FYI :yes:
     
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  13. Damo H

    Damo H That Carbon sknob down the street ;)

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    No its some kind of location thing. Apparently iOS13 has more restrictions in it, so as it doesn't give the info to the app/camera by default it won;t connect.
     
  14. bgb

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    Was the same on Thinkware i believe, the app didn't allow the pop-up that Apple impose saying location all the time, only when using etc. which in turn stopped the app connecting via Wifi as became a privacy concern.
     
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    Brimfull Active Member

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    I often find cars with dash cams are the ones most likely to cut you up at junctions and to be in the wrong lane at roundabouts.

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  16. LouG

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    As someone has mentioned, a lot of dashcam users are the t wats who accelerate to stop someone overtaking, or try to stop them merging etc. They're just self righteous dorks.
    I'm surprised there hasn't been a spate of surgical removals of dashcams.
    Especially from cyclists.
     
  17. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig Active Member

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    I've been using dashcams for a few years and think they're a great idea. I'd like to see all new cars come with them, they could easily build one into the mirror mount or something.

    I haven't noticed any correlation between idiot drivers and dashcam owners.
     
  18. LouG

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    I use a GoPro when I remember to mount it. But it's mainly for entertainment. But there are a lot of idiot dashcam users on the net.
     
  19. HighFlyingBird

    HighFlyingBird Chilli Red Enthusiast

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    Loads of dash cam warriors near me as of late! On my way to work I go down a 60 road that's wide enough to land a 747 on, but given there's a huge garden centre near it the bingo brigade is often out in force doing 25 on our glorious open road.

    I'm usually fairly patient with other people but that's just a joke, so I sail past them giving them plenty of room and they ALWAYS start flashing their lights and swearing and pointing out their dash cams. Some times they even speed up and get so close they may as well be sat in the passenger seat.

    I'm all for having a cam to improve safety and cover your backside in the event of a crash but they're not an excuse to act like a white knight (see: w**ker) on the roads either
     
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  20. Shaady

    Shaady Active Member

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    I bought one after being one car behind a massive accident on the motorway - the guy at fault was a complete knob about it and had I had one at the time it would have saved a lot of hassle and backwards and forwards with the police.

    No need to use any evidence myself yet luckily but it is nice knowing its there if needed and fully agree that the people who drive around trying to gain 'evidence' are just idiots with nothing better going on in their lives.

    Saying that I am addicted to the dashcam channels on YouTube :roflmao:
     

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