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Fellow iX owners. Don't forget to set the Drive Recorder app to save recordings before and after an accident. You never know when you'll need it to convince your insurance company you were not at fault. See my video attached.
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On the plus side, the resolution of Drive Recorder looks exponentially better than Tesla dashcam/sentry mode.

Watching a phone video of your car screen playing back .. and can easily make out plates without even expanding the video.

Dumb question - do you need a USB stick to save to for Drive Recorder to work, or is that just to take video out once recorded? Tesla had no internal storage so the whole Dashcam only worked when a USB stick was inserted.
 

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On the plus side, the resolution of Drive Recorder looks exponentially better than Tesla dashcam/sentry mode.

Watching a phone video of your car screen playing back .. and can easily make out plates without even expanding the video.

Dumb question - do you need a USB stick to save to for Drive Recorder to work, or is that just to take video out once recorded? Tesla had no internal storage so the whole Dashcam only worked when a USB stick was inserted.
Much more flexible than iD7. You can set it to record automatically in the event of an accident (up to 30s before and after) on the internal storage, and/or record manually on a USB stick - up to 10 recordings, and you can also export from internal memory to a USB. All or just specific external cameras can be selected. There's also a 20s "Theft" recording option, and I have no idea how that works, but I assume connected to the internal camera triggered by someone breaking into the car, and that might even show up on the remote app, but don't know.
 

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But if it is your own fault, can you delete it?
No. That is tampering with / spoliation of evidence, which could lead to criminal charges or a civil suit. Your insurance company may also deny your claim for obstruction and fraud. If you are at fault get a lawyer before you answer questions or provide evidence (eg dashcam video)
 

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Technically, yes, you can delete any recordings. Whether they are available for forensic discovery from CDR modules I don't know, but possibly. Not a lawyer, but the 5th Amendment provides constitutional protection in the US against self-incrimination, and whether videos that you initiated or caused to be initiated fall under that protection I also don't know.
 

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Technically, yes, you can delete any recordings. Whether they are available for forensic discovery from CDR modules I don't know, but possibly. Not a lawyer, but the 5th Amendment provides constitutional protection in the US against self-incrimination, and whether videos that you initiated or caused to be initiated fall under that protection I also don't know.
So what was the excuse person hitting you on the video posted. This looks to me like he used R instead of D. Or he had some personal agenda against IX owner. But still without recording it will be hard to prove you are not at fault for this accident.
And it is hard to determine actual distance between you and him, what was distance that you stopped behind him?
 

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So what was the excuse person hitting you on the video posted. This looks to me like he used R instead of D. Or he had some personal agenda against IX owner. But still without recording it will be hard to prove you are not at fault for this accident.
And it is hard to determine actual distance between you and him, what was distance that you stopped behind him?
Not the OP, but looked like he was stopped in stalled traffic, and the car in front tried to back up to go around without looking in his/her rear view mirror. I think the fisheye lens effect makes the distance seem longer than actual.
 

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So what was the excuse person hitting you on the video posted. This looks to me like he used R instead of D. Or he had some personal agenda against IX owner. But still without recording it will be hard to prove you are not at fault for this accident.
And it is hard to determine actual distance between you and him, what was distance that you stopped behind him?
Other driver offered no excuse to me. (I wasn't in the mood for much conversation.)

The road was wide open in front of him. He was already stopped as I approached, and I came to a complete stop a little more than 2 car lengths behind him. I turned on my emergency flashers to alert traffic behind me. There is a driveway to the left just in front of him, and I thought he was waiting for oncoming traffic to clear before turning into the driveway. Heart rate shot up when he started to (quickly) back up. My horn had no affect. There was a county road immediately behind us, so maybe he missed his intended righthand turn. I'll never know; he left after we exchanged information and before the county police arrived (I called 911 right after the accident.) He (and his car) was insured.
 

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Other driver offered no excuse to me. (I wasn't in the mood for much conversation.)

The road was wide open in front of him. He was already stopped as I approached, and I came to a complete stop a little more than 2 car lengths behind him. I turned on my emergency flashers to alert traffic behind me. There is a driveway to the left just in front of him, and I thought he was waiting for oncoming traffic to clear before turning into the driveway. Heart rate shot up when he started to (quickly) back up. My horn had no affect. There was a county road immediately behind us, so maybe he missed his intended righthand turn. I'll never know; he left after we exchanged information and before the county police arrived (I called 911 right after the accident.) He (and his car) was insured.
What an idiot you encountered!

Drive recorder really comes in handy for these situations. Did it recorded automatically or did you activated it manually in the camera button? I would guess the automatic would depend on the type / strength of impact.

Hope you have your car fixed soon!
 

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What an idiot you encountered!

Drive recorder really comes in handy for these situations. Did it recorded automatically or did you activated it manually in the camera button? I would guess the automatic would depend on the type / strength of impact.

Hope you have your car fixed soon!
You have to set the Drive Recorded to automatically save video (before and after iX detects damage) if the iX is in an accident. If it's not set I'm not sure how to recover recording incidental to the accident...probably a way, however.
 

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You have to set the Drive Recorded to automatically save video (before and after iX detects damage) if the iX is in an accident. If it's not set I'm not sure how to recover recording incidental to the accident...probably a way, however.
You can also record manually the last 30s and next 30s even if no accident. You have to press and hold the parking camera button.

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there Is also an option to record to usb a continuous video until you press stop - beleive this needs an usb-c drive attached - see after 2 minute mark


a note that recordings also stores date/time, car speed and gps location in the file.
 
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