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In a video from Kia I see a chapter with the build in dashboard Cam recording from all around the vehicle. Through a connection inside the dashboard stores compartment, you’re able to connect your Iphone/smart phone to this cam, and do recordings directly on to the phone. Do anybody know more about this feature?
 

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This is the same as the Hyundai Ioniq 5 software, this is an optional extra in Korea as it needs an additional battery etc to be fitted - however when I contacted Hyundai (I have a P45 - Ioniq 5) to ask about this it appears that this is a Korea only option, so I would assume that KIA will be the same.

I think it should have been an option on all the cars in every country the car is sold, I would have paid extra for that to be fitted.
 

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I agree, this should be fitted as standard. I like to use a Dash Cam, the car has a camera, so why not a space for a storage card? I will have to fix my dash cam to the screen, I’m sure I have seen in the manual comments not to fit things to the screen. I will sift through the manual again see if I can find the comment
 

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DVRS is the feature you are talking about. I also spotted it in a video.
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Here is a shot of the switch, it is in panel above the interior mirror.
I suspect this is a feature we will not see on European cars.
This would be an excellent feature and should be a standard fitting. Much better than fitting an ugly stick on camera!
 

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DVRS is the feature you are talking about. I also spotted it in a video. View attachment 149237

Here is a shot of the switch, it is in panel above the interior mirror.
I suspect this is a feature we will not see on European cars.
This would be an excellent feature and should be a standard fitting. Much better than fitting an ugly stick on camera!
We are probably precluded from this due to GDPR or some other privacy regulations so I understand. The garage ask me to make sure the dash cam I’ve fitted in my car is turned off before they service the car.
 

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We are probably precluded from this due to GDPR or some other privacy regulations so I understand.

I suspect this is a feature we will not see on European cars.
For Audi there are aftermarket solutions that can enable features that are in the car software that the manufacturer does not intend for given models. For example a module to enable “RS only displays on the virtual cockpit” on non RS cars.

I’m not sure if there is/will be a similar aftermarket/grey market for Kia.
 

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We are probably precluded from this due to GDPR or some other privacy regulations so I understand. The garage ask me to make sure the dash cam I’ve fitted in my car is turned off before they service the car.
Probably still classed as a European model. In Portugal and Austria for example they are banned (last one I looked they were) , and in France there is a load of legislation about dash cams so safest thing for them is not to enable it.
 

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This is the system I have in my Lexus that was fitted during the PDI stage. It’s a very neat system. Lexus provide a warranty for the length of the Lexus manufacturers warranty. Just as well as my Nextbase SD card failed just after 12 months but Lexus provided a new Nextbase card.
 

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Not sure whether to get a Blackvue DR750X-2CH LTE Plus or Viofo A129 PRO DUAL

Lots of difference in price, the Blackvue SD cards are an extortionate price, but it has loads of cool features and proper remote access.

Has anyone used either of these and can give opinions?
 

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Not sure whether to get a Blackvue DR750X-2CH LTE Plus or Viofo A129 PRO DUAL

Lots of difference in price, the Blackvue SD cards are an extortionate price, but it has loads of cool features and proper remote access.

Has anyone used either of these and can give opinions?
Using Blackvue 750X plus with out the built in LTE. All very good. With regards to SDCard I am testing a 256GB Sandisk High Endurance this is running well, I paid just over £30 for it. I had a Sandisk High Endurance 64gb in a Blackvue 650S for years, no issue with it at all and very good value for a High Endurance Dash Cam recommended card.
 

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It would be good if there was some way of using the high voltage output, through an adapter to allow long term dash cam parking mode, without risking depleting the 12volt battery...
 

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It would be good if there was some way of using the high voltage output, through an adapter to allow long term dash cam parking mode, without risking depleting the 12volt battery...
Well yes that would be a good idea, but they are probably not allowed to for "safety reasons", as in the car is switched off so is "safe"?
Not that you can switch off a battery anyway and it will still be doing BMS for the 12V system and remote access for defrosting, timed charging and Kia connect e.t.c. and the Korean version has a built in dash cam system (although I think that has an additional battery pack).
 

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Well yes that would be a good idea, but they are probably not allowed to for "safety reasons", as in the car is switched off so is "safe"?
Not that you can switch off a battery anyway and it will still be doing BMS for the 12V system and remote access for defrosting, timed charging and Kia connect e.t.c. and the Korean version has a built in dash cam system (although I think that has an additional battery pack).
Yes that's what I mean. The high voltage battery is sat there all the time, being charged and /or being available for preconditioning or whatever when idle and switched off. It seems a shame it can't be used for a dashcam, when the alternative is to use the 12volt battery for a limited amount of time, until the dashcam has to be cut off before the supply drops below 12 volts..
 

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Yes that's what I mean. The high voltage battery is sat there all the time, being charged and /or being available for preconditioning or whatever when idle and switched off. It seems a shame it can't be used for a dashcam, when the alternative is to use the 12volt battery for a limited amount of time, until the dashcam has to be cut off before the supply drops below 12 volts..
Sounds a bit far fetched to me, next you'll be saying that we could use it to do V2G (vehicle to grid) or use the 240V inverter to power our homes in a power outage. Come on this is only the 21st century, that's Sci-fi stuff.

Oh hang on, that's all possible now :rolleyes: they just can't/won't make it available, bit like having wireless Android auto/Car play.

Why Kia, why???????
 
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How does the battery maintenance system work, does it monitor the voltage or just refresh it for a fixed period at preset intervals
I don't think Kia/Hyundai even know as they still have problems with keeping the 12V battery topped up!
 
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How does the battery maintenance system work, does it monitor the voltage or just refresh it for a fixed period at preset intervals
On the BlackVue 750X plus the BlackVue monitors the battery voltage and the cut off can be defined in 0.1volt steps (I.e. when the BlackVue stops drawing power for parking mode and cloud ). I have mine set at 12.1 volts. I am playing with this as I don’t really need it doing parking mode for 36 hours, so I am stepping this up and testing at higher voltage cut offs. But ithis is very configurable. You can also have a timed cut off - see screen shots
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