Many of our customers are concerned about how and where they can mount their dash cams. Newer vehicles in particular have more modules and electronics on the windshield making mounting a bit more complicated than older vehicles. All 3 vehicles in this video have a number of sensors behind the mirror and the S-Class also has a rear sunshade which was checked for clearance. The low profile design of the Thinkware F770 and it's black tape help to make this one of the sleekest dash cams on the market!
- Mercedes S-Class (W222 Generation): The camera was mounted off to the passenger's side and blends in nicely with the various sensors on the cars. By placing it on the passenger side it keeps the image fairly centered since the lens is on the left side of the camera body. This car also had a retractable rear sunshade but there were no issues mounting the camera right in the middle.
- Volkswagen Golf R (Mk7 Generation): This camera was actually mounted right on the sensor module and looked very discreet. We would not recommend this mounting position for the Blackvue or BlackSys cameras but the Thinkware's slim and flat shape works very nicely on this car. For more pictures of this install, check out this blog post. This should also apply to other Golf/Jetta that have the same options.
- Maserati GranTurismo: This customer wanted the camera in a position that was easily accessible from the driver's seat. When we mount the camera off to the passenger side or behind the mirror, the buttons and status of the camera are usually quite hidden from the driver. This car had a tinted strip on the top of the windshield that hid most of the camera very well. If your car has dot matrix or a tint strip you can also use that to hide your camera, make sure that the lens is not blocked by these strips though!.