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I've ordered the Drive Recorder, watched the videos and read the PDF. I know I have to enable the drive recorder (legal stuff) and select recording lengths and cameras. I have a question about the Manual/Automatic selection. I certainly want the automatic function in the event of a collision. I would also like to operate the system manually - say in the event of a collision which does not involve my car. Are the functions mutually exclusive? Does Manual activation preclude the automatic accident recording? Any insights?
 

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You can have automatic on. Then if you want it to start recording something hold the button next to the gearshifter that looks like a camera for 2-3 sec. Both works at the same time.

Its hard to get used to tbh, i had two events i would like to have recorded involving animals where the auto function did not work. Its very hard to remember clicking it within 20s.. 馃槀

I drove over a badger at 90km/h without the recorder triggering, then had a very close encounter with one two days later.. Nothing on tape. Car is fine, but the hit should maybe have triggered. The poor guy got pretty much steamrolled.. 馃槄 I heard horror stories about badgers being hard to hit, but the 2400kg i4 won this time. Helps that its flat all the way from front to rear. All i got was a bunch of dust from its coat on the underside of my bumper right infront of the wheel... 馃樀
 

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You can have automatic on. Then if you want it to start recording something hold the button next to the gearshifter that looks like a camera for 2-3 sec. Both works at the same time.

Its hard to get used to tbh, i had two events i would like to have recorded involving animals where the auto function did not work. Its very hard to remember clicking it within 20s.. 馃槀

I drove over a badger at 90km/h without the recorder triggering, then had a very close encounter with one two days later.. Nothing on tape. Car is fine, but the hit should maybe have triggered. The poor guy got pretty much steamrolled.. 馃槄 I heard horror stories about badgers being hard to hit, but the 2400kg i4 won this time. Helps that its flat all the way from front to rear. All i got was a bunch of dust from its coat on the underside of my bumper right infront of the wheel... 馃樀
Yes, I want to leave automatic on, as I might not be capable of hitting a record button in the event of an accident. I recognize the button hold enables the recording and if it works while Automatic is enabled, I'm good with that - that's the way I would want to operate it. I guess, then, that selecting Manual would disable "automatic" recording in the event of an accident?
 

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You can have automatic on. Then if you want it to start recording something hold the button next to the gearshifter that looks like a camera for 2-3 sec. Both works at the same time.

Its hard to get used to tbh, i had two events i would like to have recorded involving animals where the auto function did not work. Its very hard to remember clicking it within 20s.. 馃槀

I drove over a badger at 90km/h without the recorder triggering, then had a very close encounter with one two days later.. Nothing on tape. Car is fine, but the hit should maybe have triggered. The poor guy got pretty much steamrolled.. 馃槄 I heard horror stories about badgers being hard to hit, but the 2400kg i4 won this time. Helps that its flat all the way from front to rear. All i got was a bunch of dust from its coat on the underside of my bumper right infront of the wheel... 馃樀
Murderer! ;)
 

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You can have automatic on. Then if you want it to start recording something hold the button next to the gearshifter that looks like a camera for 2-3 sec. Both works at the same time.

Its hard to get used to tbh, i had two events i would like to have recorded involving animals where the auto function did not work. Its very hard to remember clicking it within 20s.. 馃槀

I drove over a badger at 90km/h without the recorder triggering, then had a very close encounter with one two days later.. Nothing on tape. Car is fine, but the hit should maybe have triggered. The poor guy got pretty much steamrolled.. 馃槄 I heard horror stories about badgers being hard to hit, but the 2400kg i4 won this time. Helps that its flat all the way from front to rear. All i got was a bunch of dust from its coat on the underside of my bumper right infront of the wheel... 馃樀
Tesla Bjorn almost hit a moose in the Ix review and no alerts went off.
As for manual triggering , I'm hoping the hey bmw command can activate it. Cuz imo that's quicker then fumbling for buttons.
 

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Yes, I want to leave automatic on, as I might not be capable of hitting a record button in the event of an accident. I recognize the button hold enables the recording and if it works while Automatic is enabled, I'm good with that - that's the way I would want to operate it. I guess, then, that selecting Manual would disable "automatic" recording in the event of an accident?
Kind of answered my own question by looking at the video in more detail . It seems the Manual and Automatic selection buttons are not mutually exclusive - they're not radio buttons. Both can be selected at the same time. Both are shown selected at about 1:30 of the video.
 
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