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Old 9th May 2021, 14:37   #796
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Can anyone please confirm if there is a C / USB charging point near rear view mirror to help power dash cam?
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Can anyone please confirm if there is a C / USB charging point near rear view mirror to help power dash cam?
Not in the current Superb as far as I know. It is expected in the incoming Octavia though.
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Not in the current Superb as far as I know. It is expected in the incoming Octavia though.
It was mentioned on Skoda page:

"As of the 2021 model year, an optional USB-C socket above the rear-view mirror will be available in the ŠKODA SUPERB, KODIAQ, KAROQ, KAMIQ and SCALA"

https://www.skoda-storyboard.com/en/..._usb_c_mirror/

So was getting hopeful that Superb 2021 in India will also have the feature
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It was mentioned on Skoda page:

"As of the 2021 model year, an optional USB-C socket above the rear-view mirror will be available in the ŠKODA SUPERB, KODIAQ, KAROQ, KAMIQ and SCALA"

https://www.skoda-storyboard.com/en/..._usb_c_mirror/

So was getting hopeful that Superb 2021 in India will also have the feature
Half hearted approach if you ask me. Skoda's elder brother has made it available as an add-on. By providing this feature, Skoda admits that a dashcam is necessary or is widely used by road users. I don't imagine it being difficult for them to design one, even if it meant borrowing the design/hardware from Mercedes.
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Half hearted approach if you ask me. Skoda's elder brother has made it available as an add-on. By providing this feature, Skoda admits that a dashcam is necessary or is widely used by road users. I don't imagine it being difficult for them to design one, even if it meant borrowing the design/hardware from Mercedes.
I beg to differ. It's desirable that manufacturers provide the basic requirement like a well designed USB-C port, and leave it to the specialist dashcam folks to design and manufacture innumerable permutations and combinations of devices.

The minute car manufacturers get into non-allied areas the prices get hiked unreasonably. See the obscenely priced Mercedes cam or the BMW Advanced Eye one for 50K. I'm unsure how the Merc cam is, but the BMW cam (even though dual cam and plug and play), is not very popular given the average specs: https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modif...h-vandals.html (BMW Advanced Car Eye 2.0! Radar-based in-car surveillance system to catch vandals)

In fact in the UK, Skoda has a tie up for Kenwood dashcams with Skoda dealer fitting. Even has a Skoda part number: https://kenwood-electronics.co.uk/ca...skoda/DRV-410/
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I beg to differ. It's desirable that manufacturers provide the basic requirement like a well designed USB-C port, and leave it to the specialist dashcam folks to design and manufacture innumerable permutations and combinations of devices.
I agree, it does not hurt for car manufacturers to have "platform provider" mentality.

What pains me is the discrimination between international and Indian specs even for minor things such as providing USB port. I am sure there are no regulatory hurdles to provide one neither it will contribute to substantial price increase (its already 34.99L!!!!!).
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I beg to differ. It's desirable that manufacturers provide the basic requirement like a well designed USB-C port, and leave it to the specialist dashcam folks to design and manufacture innumerable permutations and combinations of devices
Few reasons why I want an OEM to provide this facility.

1. Cost doesn't matter. INR 50k for a dashcam is not an issue for someone that's spending INR 40 lakhs; provided, it's all neatly done and tucked away. Skoda can integrate this into the infotainment system.
2. I'm not very sure of this one, but, I do recall my sales rep saying that dashcam will come in the way of the Skoda's assist stuff (Lane change etc) because the camera is right behind the rear view camera.
3. Warranty issues arising from 3rd party fitments
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