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#415918 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Micro on 03 October 2014 - 10:06 AM

Going to get me one of these shortly, especially after an incident on Friday. Approaching a slight right hand bend and could see a cyclist coming the other way with a car behind him. The car driver only started to overtake him didn't he? I saw that it was going to be a close thing so foot off throttle and covered brake, applied brake when I figured out he wasn't going to get in front of cyclist safely. He 'just' managed to get in without causing a collision! 

 

How he didn't see me coming I don't know. I was driving a 2.5 metre tall BRIGHT ORANGE Renault truck at the time!!! A quick blast on the airhorns made sure he knew I was there  :)

 

So a quick question about the Mobius, I have read all/most of the 18 pages so might have missed it, but is there a button to press to save a segment of recording?

 

Simply press the mode "M" button. Older firmware would just mark the current file as readonly (if the cam had started recording a new file, you could potentially lose the one with the goodness in it. The new firmware will mark both previous and current files if less than 1m in, current if 1m <= time <= 4m and the current and next file if more than 4m in the current file, so you should never lose any footage once the M button is pressed.




#397086 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Micro on 13 August 2014 - 02:47 PM

There are more expensive cams (Blackvue do a range) that do this, and include GPS, WiFi, g sensor and 247 recording with g-sensor/motion detect/button storage.

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#394156 Police Wasting 100,000 A Year In Fuel!

Posted by Micro on 04 August 2014 - 10:05 PM

Its not limited to police cars - ambulances have this feature too.

Its used to either maintain safety (at an accident scene, lights on) or to ensure patient comfort. The air con (and some cases the heaters) do not work in the back without the engine running - the batteries would be drained in minutes. Otherwise they are able to be kept "alive" or charged by mains power. It also keeps all the equipment charged and ready to go.

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#363680 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Micro on 12 May 2014 - 08:54 PM

This is a quick snap - number plate at this distance is just about readable.

Slight bit of tailgating - he continued this distance at 60mph!

Few teething problems of the camera crashing at times but it'll be ok for what I want it for. Reset button is easily accessible.


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#362926 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Micro on 11 May 2014 - 07:36 AM

As expected, it's basically old webcam quality. Had a lot of noise on the video last night (using the supplied USB car adapter) so I'll get a video today with a better quality one. Large but sturdy and adjustable mount supplied and takes a standard SD card.

I've also noticed two out of four of the ir LEDs are always on - so I'm using insulating tape over them to stop it reflecting off the windscreen.

For £6 I ain't complaining - even if I don't use it in the car its useful to have a camera sensitive to IR (stealth night missions anyone? ;-) )

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#347077 Thinking Of Getting An 2010 1.6 Mk2.5

Posted by Micro on 25 March 2014 - 03:23 AM

I don't know how much it takes to fill but I get around 37-40mpg. I don't drive like Ms Daisy though so it gets worked hard!

If I drive sensibly with a mix of town/rural I've got 44mpg before now.

Hope this helps :)

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#340781 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Micro on 09 March 2014 - 10:15 PM

Took my cam out of the car to have a look at the videos, got these three:

 

Guy goes the wrong way: http://youtu.be/8pa2FtL2Pgs

 

Red light running: http://youtu.be/uqL2oDxXNrE

 

Not concentrating? http://youtu.be/9usaakDdoio

 

Videos are still processing so may not be up straight away!




#340656 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Micro on 09 March 2014 - 04:10 PM

I've had plenty get caught on mine, its just having the time to take it out, download, re encode/cut the video then have YouTube take forever uploading it!

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#330630 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Micro on 08 February 2014 - 08:06 PM

FYI fuse 108 is the one. Used it today when fitting an autodimming mirror from a mk3 mondeo . switches on when ingnition is on.

 

Fuse 100 (At least on my Focus) also switches with the ignition. It's the fuse for the electrics (Heater head switches and illumination, heated windscreen/rear window switches/illumination, rain sensor (if fitted), sunroof (if fitted) - looking at the wiring diagrams for the Mk2.5). Used a fuse tap on that today to mod my lighter socket to switch with the ignition.




#330368 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Micro on 07 February 2014 - 09:46 PM

Made the video un-private... does help doesn't it!

 

I've got a good few more clips of, lets just say, poor standards of driving. I just don't have the time to put them online! It's really useful from my point of view though, if anything happens I can go back and watch it again!




#330336 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Micro on 07 February 2014 - 08:58 PM

Love my Mobius, I feel naked driving without it!

 

Thanks for the power lead suggestion, that's exactly what i've been looking for (and a lot smaller than my 5v dc/dc converter I was going to put in).

 

Here's a random video, day footage is crystal clear, night footage is pretty damn good (and would definately assist to prove innocence/guilt!)

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=6DFD0UPdX48




#328077 Strange Noise On Acceleration

Posted by Micro on 01 February 2014 - 02:07 PM

Just an update - took it back to the garage I bought it from, they're dealing with it as the catalytic converter that's broken down inside, and so that's being replaced under warranty.