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A couple of people we've met were very high on the mobile eye devices that record everything while you're driving.   I can't really see the point of this, but, I'd sure like to hear what you folks think. 

Please share any information you have on this or if you did it and why? 

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I was traveling home from work, dark. Crossed railroad tracks, slowly. Biker pulls in front of me from nowhere. He is intoxicated, wearing black clothes. He was not on road to start with. I had no dashcam. His word against mine. He sued my insurance company. I now have a dashcam in all my vehicles. 

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I never heard of a dash cam referred to as a mobile eye. We have one in each car, just so there is a record if something goes wrong. Just so there is no he said/she said arguments.

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We don't have dash cams in or on any of our vehicles.  Most of them are simply showing a certain view out the front of your vehicle.

If you are involved in a serious crash and an actual complete reconstruction is completed by police then they will pretty much know how fast you were going, how fast the other guy was going, who turned which way, and who did what when.  

I'm not saying there isn't probably minor situations where it could come in handy.  I guess if you are that worried about any type of traffic incident that may turn into a "he said, she said" then maybe go out and buy one. 

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People in today's world do not want to accept responsibility, a dash cam eliminates that problem. I have heard of several incidents that have been resolved by just getting out of the car and saying you have a dash cam. Nullifies any argument. For $40-$50 it is an inexpensive option.

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5 hours ago, SWharton said:

People in today's world do not want to accept responsibility, a dash cam eliminates that problem. I have heard of several incidents that have been resolved by just getting out of the car and saying you have a dash cam. Nullifies any argument. For $40-$50 it is an inexpensive option.

I don't know how you were able to do that for $50?

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I was t-boned. A dash cam would not have helped in that situation. Just something else to think about.

Linda

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Roadtrek1- I have a Mobile eye in my RV and it does many things but not recording. Mine is 2 years old so perhaps that has been added.  What mine does is "read" signs to check if I am over the speed limit, notices if I am wandering out of my lane, getting to close to the car ahead.  At slower speeds it also watches for pedestrians crossing my path, etc.  Especially travelling alone, I appreciate the extra set of "eyes".

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I have a system similar to Mobile eye, camera, G force indicator plus other features.  The biggest feature I was interested in at the time was the lane departure in case I wandered out of the lane BUT mine nd others do not work when there is no white line on either side for it to see.  Also if you have the lane set for a certain width and the construction area has narrower lanes, it goes crazy and beeps at you all the time.

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52 minutes ago, SWharton said:

Linda, I don't think any technology can help in a t-bone. Sorry to hear that.

Can still prove traffic light condition, did you stop for a stop sign, etc. 

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We install DVR recording systems int the trucks we build. They record continuously in all directions, up to 17 channels. Typical is a 8 channel. That is forward facing, each side, rear facing at the hitch, rear-facing on top of the drom box at about 10' off the ground (this gives you a great "backup view"), three on the trailer being towed (sides and rear).  These will cover Linda's T bone situation. 

 

Of course, these cameras are available for viewing n the 9" monitor at any time, individually, or in any combination of channels. 

While you may not find them of value, many people do. They also act as security cameras, and you can view them on your phone, if you wet that option up.   There is a reason why commercial vehicles use these - there are many, MANY individuals that try to hold companies and individuals "hostage" by claiming accidents, or causing accidents. The more valuable your equipment seems, the more likely you are to be targeted. I personally know of at least 8 people like Glenn West that have been in situations where the camera would have resolved it in their favor. I'm not suggesting that everyone needs 8 cameras, but dash cameras are relatively inexpensive these days.

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15 minutes ago, Jack Mayer said:

We install DVR recording systems int the trucks we build. They record continuously in all directions, up to 17 channels. Typical is a 8 channel. That is forward facing, each side, rear facing at the hitch, rear-facing on top of the drom box at about 10' off the ground (this gives you a great "backup view"), three on the trailer being towed (sides and rear).  These will cover Linda's T bone situation. 

 

Of course, these cameras are available for viewing n the 9" monitor at any time, individually, or in any combination of channels. 

While you may not find them of value, many people do. They also act as security cameras, and you can view them on your phone, if you wet that option up.   There is a reason why commercial vehicles use these - there are many, MANY individuals that try to hold companies and individuals "hostage" by claiming accidents, or causing accidents. The more valuable your equipment seems, the more likely you are to be targeted. I personally know of at least 8 people like Glenn West that have been in situations where the camera would have resolved it in their favor. I'm not suggesting that everyone needs 8 cameras, but dash cameras are relatively inexpensive these days.

Are you using off the shelf security DVR with inverters and 12 volt camera   ,any details would be awesome 

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We are dealers for Rear View Safety and use their products exclusively.  You can look them up. These are commercial grade products...not cheap eBay-style products. (We do not sell retail, so people needn't bother telling me I'm violating posting rules). 😊

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1 hour ago, Jack Mayer said:

We are dealers for Rear View Safety and use their products exclusively.  You can look them up. These are commercial grade products...not cheap eBay-style products. (We do not sell retail, so people needn't bother telling me I'm violating posting rules). 😊

Jack, I agree with you  1,000 percent..... I don't use "cheap" mobile electronics.... useless.    

$50???  That won't even pay for the sales tax on the Mobileye system, c'mon, what a joke.  And, what do you expect for $50....it certainly won't do all the things a Mobileye or a system like you're talking about...

I have a commercial grade rear camera, a front camera for parking in tight  spaces and a fully integrated sound system with Android Auto and Bluetooth.

My only challenge is my rear proximity sensors with the new bicycle rack I installed on the rear of my Sprinter....no one has a suggestion for this aside removing the bike rack... I'm not going to do that. 

You get what you pay for with mobile electronics... plain and simple.  Unfortunately, there's a lot of people who can't appreciate this. 

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