I've heard about this, but it seems like another region specific piece of kit. I haven't seen it available in the US in any of the literature anywhere, printed or online. In most areas here, it's illegal to have a screen showing video playback in any location within the driver's field of vision while the vehicle is moving. You can get around the law here by disabling the feature anytime the car is moving, I suppose. I believe that's how some aftermarket head units work that support video playback. Or that's how they're intended to work anyway. Workarounds to defeat those restrictions, I think, are fairly common.There is a DVD option although I don't know if it is available for purchase. I'll try to find a PDF......
I'll be blunt and say anyone who drives while there is a video playing in the driver's view is an idiot. As Anchorman says there are enough accidents and people killed due to idiots using mobile phones etcThere are enough accidents with people messing with mobile phones let alone watching DVDs.
Well no actually there is the speed signal (the same one that kicks up the LED running lights) in addition to the parking brake feed. If Magda T is contemplating anything other than listening to a DVD then I really don't think that our moral obligations of a responsible forum should encourage it. I hope the speed input is "unhackable".In order to get around the video only playing when the hand brake is on, you simply would need to ground the handbrake cable and use a switch to flick it on and off, if you are pulled over by the police. The Japanese market has DVD players and they do a number of hacks, with plug and play kits to connect with mobile phones.
I'll be blunt and say anyone who drives while there is a video playing in the driver's view is an idiot. As Anchorman says there are enough accidents and people killed due to idiots using mobile phones etc
If kids want to watch cartoons then watch them in the back with headrest players / screens. The DVD is disabled from being used while moving for a very good reason. I stand by my comments.Why would anybody be stupid to have video while driving!? why kids cant watch cartoons while driving!? the same thing is with navigation when you have to look at screen every few sec.
It would take a lot of discipline to not get engrossed in watching a movie.You called people idiots if there is video playing in the drivers view. Why would they be idiots!? explain what could take their attention on the screen that so they make accident!? mind distraction from the road makes accidents. Screen is just a screen, radio makes distraction, nav also, all settings etc. Should we disable all that!? talking to passangers and codrivers makes a lot of distraction also, drinking coffe makes lot of accidents and still all manufactures makes space for drinks!
just my two cents