Video in motion (VIM)

Modern vehicles can play videos via the multimedia system. This can be a great function when you need some entertainment. For safety reasons the video playback stops as soon as the vehicle starts moving. This is to ensure the driver can stay focused and drive the car safely. There is a way to overcome this limitation and allow Video in motion.

For the legacy MMI 3G systems you will only need some disagnostic tool like VCDS. Procedure is farly simple.

Start VCDS
Select control module 5F
Select “Advanced ID – 1A“
Copy the value from filed “Serial number” and use this calculator (CALC).
Select “Security Access – 16“
Enter the login-code generated by the calculator.
Press “Do It!“.
Select “Adaptation – 10“
Select channel 48
Press read
Set the value to 255
Press test
Press save
Press “Done, Go Back“, close the controller and quit the software
Restart the MMI: Press and hold down the function keys 1 (SETUP), the control button 2 and the control key at the top right 3 simultaneously until the MMI system shuts down. Release the keys and MMI system will restart, the screen will go dark. 
MMI restart buttons

For MIB1/MIB2 systems there is simpler process that involves mini software update well documented and easy to use.

Video in Motion (VIM) – allows playing videos on a Multimedia screen (MMI) while the vehicle is moving. This feature does not activate video playback, it only removes restrictions while moving. Moreover, in some countries there are regulations for video watching while driving.

The reputation of moving images or the use of this function is not allowed in most countries or States by the Road Traffic Act and / or insurance. Usage is at your own risk! The quality control is primarily intended to enable the passenger and the passengers to use the TV function while driving. The driver should it not be distracted and pay attention to the traffic. In your own interest! There is liability neither for persons nor property damage!

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