Usually about 45 seconds for dashcam to be available for me too. By the time you have gone through the check list of things to turn off it appears 😂
At one point I was told speedcams were not included because they were not legal in the uk.M-B shifted the responsibility of where you can and can’t record (public land / private land) onto the driver of the car, it’s a conscious decision by the driver to press the record button.
At this point in time, you can’t get the Dashcam to automatically start recording in the UK.
The law can be applied very differently to an OEM compared to an owner/driver using an aftermarket method. It is also down to a company's interpretation of the law and how risk adverse they are.I'd like to know when the English law changed?
Several people on here said we could not have built in dashcam because of the law.
Even more told us that the dealers said it was not allowed.
So your saying "We could have had it 2 years ago" because nothing has changed.The law can be applied very differently to an OEM compared to an owner/driver using an aftermarket method. It is also down to a company's interpretation of the law and how risk adverse they are.
I have no problem playing videos from USB stick on computer using VLC. I agree with your other two gripes.Purchased dashcam a week ago. Works fine BUT 3 things irritate me. 1. Can replay videos using media app in car but won’t play from memory stick on laptop. No good for insurance company. 2. App has to be manually started each journey and doesn’t become available for about a minute after setting off. Most frustrating and distracting. 3. Display on videos is in kph and cannot see how to change to mph. Have emailed Mercedes Me customer service but no response yet.
The file sizes are quite large too and so you need a lot of gb to prevent overwriting of recent videos. Mine made a bit of a fuss when it started overwriting for the first time but seems ok now.I have no problem playing videos from USB stick on computer using VLC. I agree with your other two gripes.