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question......with the forward crash detection "camera" is there footage available if the air bags deploy that can be accessed my LEO's/insurance to prove fault or no fault?

I bought a cheaper dashcam an never even hooked it up. Maybe the earlier ones weren't "user friendly"

Maybe I'll try a more current one





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question......with the forward crash detection "camera" is there footage available if the air bags deploy that can be accessed my LEO's/insurance to prove fault or no fault?

I bought a cheaper dashcam an never even hooked it up. Maybe the earlier ones weren't "user friendly"

Maybe I'll try a more current one
The dash cam is mounted to the front windshield so when the air bags deploy all that would be behind the cameras view. Here's a view from the outside of mine. Sorry it's not the best picture with the sun blaring in.

You just take out the Micro SD card and put it into your computer. From there you can save the footage and Emil it to your insurance company. Actually you can email it directly from the camera too.


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The dash cam is mounted to the front windshield so when the air bags deploy all that would be behind the cameras view. Here's a view from the outside of mine. Sorry it's not the best picture with the sun blaring in.

You just take out the Micro SD card and put it into your computer. From there you can save the footage and Emil it to your insurance company. Actually you can email it directly from the camera too.


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I was referring to the one from the factory in the top of the windshield
 

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The question I always have to ask myself is, do I want to behave today and get rockstar mileage or do I want the driving and acceleration thrills. For some reason ends up being thrills in the end… 🤣
Can always sell the wife and kids and house for gas....:crackup:
 

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I was referring to the one from the factory in the top of the windshield
Doh! No that camera doesn't save any footage or have any recording capability.
 

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Doh! No that camera doesn't save any footage or have any recording capability.
I head the modern vehicles record throttle position an brake position for like a 30 second loop, like the data they released on Tiger's crash in LA. A mini "black box" an if so is video also held
 

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I head the modern vehicles record throttle position an brake position for like a 30 second loop, like the data they released on Tiger's crash in LA. A mini "black box" an if so is video also held
It's possible but I thought I remember someone else asking about this before and our doesn't record. 🤷‍♂️
 

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If I were to drive 65 mph here they'd run you off the road! Heck I'll be doing 80 and they're still right on my bumper.
My wife says that if i can't achieve air, then I am driving below the limit...I am thinking she means like the "A-team" van did in the opening sequence :wink: only this would be on the expansion joints between bridges/roadways.
 

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My issue with both of those models is how it attaches to the windshield. I had one that taped on in the past and the heat just destroyed the tape. My current one is horrible clarity but it is suction cup which if it falls, I just stick it back up. How has the tape held up on the Thinkware?
My truck sits in an open parking lot with no shade for 8-10 hrs/day, in full sun and it's been 90+ a fair bit since I did my install and i've had no issues with the tape as of yet on either the front or rear camera.
 

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My wife says that if i can't achieve air, then I am driving below the limit...I am thinking she means like the "A-team" van did in the opening sequence :wink: only this would be on the expansion joints between bridges/roadways.
Terry...Go big or go home! 😆



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I reset my avg mpg and drove ten miles going 65mph. I didn’t expect to get over 30. Truck does great on the freeways when you don’t speed 😏
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I just drove from Mid Delaware to Long Island, 27 MPG average for the whole trip. i forgot to mention my average speed was 65.
 
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My truck sits in an open parking lot with no shade for 8-10 hrs/day, in full sun and it's been 90+ a fair bit since I did my install and i've had no issues with the tape as of yet on either the front or rear camera.
Thanks for the review
Makes me feel better since this is like a $500 purchase!
 
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Matt, if you do get the Thinkware U1000 you'll need to update it to the newest firmware. After you format the SD card download the firmware from the link below on to it. Insert it back into the camera and power it back up in your truck. It only takes a couple minutes to load it and the camera will confirm "upgrade is now complete" when done.

My camera wasn't going into parking mode. Of course they were closed and I had to wait until morning to find out it just needed the newest firmware. This way you don't have to go through the hassle of waiting like I did. :)


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