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Old February 10th, 2020
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Anyone using a Max 360c with a late model BMW that has self-driving features?

Any conflicts or issues?

I'd probably be okay with disabling laser and/or K band if I really needed to, as almost all real threats I encounter are Ka band.

I'm asking not only about false alerts, but is it possible for the radar detector to influence the in-vehicle automation or safety features?
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Old February 12th, 2020
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I have not heard of any reports of issues with these vehicles including interference with its systems.
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Old February 12th, 2020
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Anyone using a Max 360c with a late model BMW that has self-driving features?

Any conflicts or issues?

I'd probably be okay with disabling laser and/or K band if I really needed to, as almost all real threats I encounter are Ka band.

I'm asking not only about false alerts, but is it possible for the radar detector to influence the in-vehicle automation or safety features?
Should not be a problem. Don't for get even though you disable say X and K band the detector still functions 100% and picks the signals up it just will not report them to the display.
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Old February 13th, 2020
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Anyone using a Max 360c with a late model BMW that has self-driving features?

Any conflicts or issues?

I'd probably be okay with disabling laser and/or K band if I really needed to, as almost all real threats I encounter are Ka band.

I'm asking not only about false alerts, but is it possible for the radar detector to influence the in-vehicle automation or safety features?
I have a 2019 530E iDrive and have not had any issues when using the self driving features.
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Old February 20th, 2020
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So far I haven't noticed any direct conflicts between the BMW systems (2020 3 series) and the Max360c -- no falses, etc. and I feel VERY well protected from threats between the radar detector and running Waze via Apple CarPlay.

However, since connecting the Max360c to the WiFi hotspot in the car, I've noticed the MPH icon is very inconsistent about when and where it displays speed. For roads around my home, sometimes it knows and displays the limit and other times not... only 5 mins apart. I assume it's not losing WiFi connectivity or the OSP icon would be displayed instead of the MPG icon? It just displays MPG with two dashes.

Any ideas what could cause this? Didn't notice this before I connected it to the hot spot and was running the Escort Live app connected through Bluetooth. Also I never seem to get Live alerts, as I did with the app + BT.

UPDATE : I just read in one of the other threads about a Wi-Fi issue others are having with the detector not connecting at all (thus dashes instead of speed limit). I don't believe this is what's happening in my case, because the app and the car show the Max360c successfully connected. I realize the WiFi connectivity is probably a separate topic than BMW self-driving features, but because it seemed intermittent I wondered if it could be related.

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Old February 26th, 2020
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I'm happy to report no issues have been noticed between the detector and car options. The issue with connectivity between the WiFi hotspot on the car and the Max360c seems to only occur near the entrance of my home, which of course is of no consequence. I'm wondering if it has something to do with the fact that I originally tried to pair the detector with my home WiFi (didn't work out, too far from the router I guess).

The rest of the time it seems to work pretty well, love having Escort live alerts at all times. Yes, you will probably get my money for subscriptions on this after my 1 year expires

The only request I have -- Escort PLEASE release a power cord that is compatible with the newer 12V ports. New BMWs require a cumbersome aftermarket cigarette lighter adapter to plug the detector cord into. It blocks the cup holders and makes it hard to get to the USB ports and makes the detector cord just stick out at an awkward distance. BMW has also made direct wiring a pain, and it's bad enough that some folks on the BMW are just rejecting detectors wholesale and opting for a third party app with carplay instead. I WANT BOTH!

Its such a simple / inexpensive accessory, not a major design change.

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Old February 28th, 2020
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I ordered all the safety and auto-drive features I could get and my 360 Max is falsing like crazy with laser alerts. I'm in the Cincinnati Area and there are not many laser police radars in my area. I get alerts before I pull out of the driveway. I talked to a support tech and she said it was gesture control so I disabled that. Still alerts right away. Right now, my detector is useless and the Cold Spring KY police where I live constantly patrol US 27 for speed and revenue.

A new 12 Volt power cord that works in the shorter socket would be nice also. I'm using a splitter to get power and it's really clunky

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Old February 28th, 2020
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I have a Max 360C, Z1 cam, and a ZW5 with four sensors (2 front, 2 rear). They are alll mounted with a BlendMount on my rearview mirror on my '19 M550i equipped with ACC Stop&Go + Active Drive Ast with my Max 360C configured from my car's WiFi hotspot. No issues at all.
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I ordered all the safety and auto-drive features I could get and my 360 Max is falsing like crazy with laser alerts. I'm in the Cincinnati Area and there are not many laser police radars in my area. I get alerts before I pull out of the driveway. I talked to a support tech and she said it was gesture control so I disabled that. Still alerts right away. Right now, my detector is useless and the Cold Spring KY police where I live constantly patrol US 27 for speed and revenue.

A new 12 Volt power cord that works in the shorter socket would be nice also. I'm using a splitter to get power and it's really clunky

Please help!!
Do you have a Max360c or a Max360? You have the same year / model vehicle I do, so if you have a Max360c, then I am perplexed...not sure about Max360.

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Old February 29th, 2020
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I have the older Max 360
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