The highly anticipated Thinkware F800 PRO was released in August 2017. Since it’s release the Dash Witness team have been thoroughly testing the camera and we are very impressed with it’s performance. In fact, we have been so impressed that we will be writing a series of articles each highlighting a specific feature of the F800 starting with safety and speed camera alerts.
Speed Camera Alerts
The Thinkware F800 allows you to choose from being alerted to any of the following when driving: red lights, static and average speed cameras along with mobile camera hot spots. You can now configure the F800 to enable only certain types of camera warnings or you can disable this feature completely. The speed camera database is updated every three months and the latest version can be downloaded from the Thinkware website.
Thinkware have made driver safety one of their top priorities Which is why they have added two new alerts whilst keeping the lane departure warning system (LDWS) and front collision warning system (FCWS) that other Thinkware cameras have.
The first new addition is is urban forward collision warning system (uFCWS). When the uFCWS is enabled, the F800 will calculate the real-time distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you and will then issue a 3-level early warning to the driver depending on the danger of collision.
Front vehicle departure warning (FVDW) is another new addition to the safety alerts. By enabling the front vehicle departure warning (FVDW) the Thinkware F800 will give you an audible alert when the vehicle in front has started to move, preventing a delayed response from the driver.
To enable and configure the safety/ speed camera alerts you will need to change the settings of the camera by using either the Thinkware viewing software on a PC/laptop or by using the F800 mobile app.