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They will never be in o/o or l/p trucks its one of the perks lol.
Camera is not an issue in my current truck. 2015 cascadia dumb truck not the new smart trucks.
My camera almost never records. It has recorded 5 times in 7months since I got it installed. Camera is a non issue.
Now if you get into a new cascadia the camera is a nightmare. The smart truck has lane assist and braking assist etc right. Everytime the truck beeps for bein close to white line the camera records. If the braking assist comes on it records. Sometimes the jakw brake sets it ooff on smart truck.you ask how do I know?
Good friend has the 2016 smart truck and we talk every couple days and his camera goes off for every little thing the truck has. Do yourself a favor and get into a 14 or 15 model and you won't have to worry about it.
You need to get the terms right.
The camera is ALWAYS recording.
What you refer to recording is actually saving a file to a separate folder, to be uploaded as soon as feasible.
But the camera is always recording files into storage. The amount of storage determines how many minutes or hours of video are actually available at any given moment.
At any given time, someone with the right access can view those files and see the past half hour or more of stored video.
We have already been told that these cameras have 8GB of 'memory'. That memory is a flash memory and is always there. The video is recorded in a loop, first in first out. But 8GB of storage is enough for at least 2 hours of high quality video.
The camera I had could store over 10 hours of video with a 64GB card, with half of that dedicated to the protected folder.
Swift like to stress that there is no way for them (or the monitoring company) to view the video in real time, and this is true.
But they CAN view it in near real time.
They can connect with any camera at any time via WiFi and download any file they wish.
But the definition of 'real time' is where it all falls apart.
There is no 'real time' with this sort of thing.
Even if the camera was streaming a live feed it would not be seen in 'real time'.
Heck, we don't even see in real time.
It takes a small amount of time for the light that just bounced off an object to reach our eyes.
Even more time is needed for that input to be sent to our brain and recognized.
And even more time is needed to transmit via phone or satellite signal.
We might begin to perceive something within micro- or milliseconds, but we do not perceive anything in real time.
Even with a live feed to the video it would take several seconds before they saw it.
FerrissWheel Thanks this.
As for the brake assist, only if it shotguns the brake which happened like twice, once when the in cruise going under a bridge nothing in front. The other when someone slammed thier brakes and made a hard right.
It's easy to keep it from slamming then anyway, just drop cruise when you get around heavy traffic (should anyway) and stage the throttle the same way that keeps the Jake's off but no fuel.
I set it off myself cause I had an accident happen in front of me and had to slow down real quick (maybe a bit to quick and figure out which way to go)
Though my students have set it off a few times, and each time it had to be legit hard braking. The last one set it off first time bobtail, came up to a stale light, brought it to a dead panic stop. To be fair he had only ever been loaded before and at 70+.
Point is I agree with inkeper on this one.
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