This thread suggests that the card that comes with the car from new is not up to the task. Is that true?
I did think of putting a proper dashcam in my M3, but I remember reading it can have adverse effects on the 12vbattery or main battery as the signals that tell the cam to go to sleep arent sent due to power always being on. Dunno how true that is though
I have fitted a Next base dashcam to my M3LR. Its original power cable came with the usual cigar plug.
I used a long USB lead terminated in a mini-USB plug to one of the rear USB-C sockets along with an inline switch.
I think the rear USB sockets are permanently powered so use the switch to power off when parked.
Wouldn't that possibly screw up the drive? Certainly with Windoze you must exit the drive before pulling it.Mmm, I think the honk really just copies the footage from a temporary location to the USB folder. I dont think it affects where one file ends and the next starts, that cycle is already in play. I.E nothing you can do about it. Best thing is to wait 10 mins so the block has finished recording (but not over- written) and then pull the USB stick. I could be wrong, I have been before.
OEM usb stick now working fine but keeps getting full.
Oh, go on. Post the footage.I had an incident over the weekend where I was driving along a dual carriage way where the road goes from 2 lanes to 1 (left hand lane stops so you have to merge into right hand lane), although no signs specifically saying merge in turn or signs/road markings saying the road goes from 2 to 1 lane for that matter! I knew the road so slowed down so I could merge after the last car in the right hand lane to find an idiot in a Ford ST racing up the right hand lane stopping any left hand lane cars merging, which caused me to slam on my breaks to avoid me crashing into the side of him or riding up the curb (I honked my horn to save the footage).
About a mile up the road I came up level with him at a roundabout (he was turning right and me turning left) so gave him a what the F*** was that about stare. He then proceeded to cut up the person behind me to follow me down the left hand turning, dangerously over take me, slam on his breaks, causing me to emergency break and then get out his car, inviting me to get out my car for I imagine a ruck (which I politely declined, although I did point out to him I have dashcam running in the event he wanted to start a fight with my car).
Any ways I am pleased to report all footage saved successfully on the Tesla Dashcam (I have a Samsung T5), clearly showing his number plate and as a bonus he helpfully got out the car so have his face too. Uploaded the footage to the Humberside Police Dashcam reporting website. I am no expert but I have spotted at least 2 instances of dangerous driving, see where it goes.