Yes V1driver works great in the background. If you have an older iPhone with a weaker battery like I do it can drain the battery quick with the auto connect stuff running. I run it without auto connection enabled and just open the app when I get into the car, it connects in seconds. When you go out of V1driver and go into Waze it continues to run in the background beautifully. I use it with a V1G1 and it helps keep it quiet.I have not received the detector yet. Actually, I just canceled my R7 order; hope that wasn’t a mistake.
Seems like the V1 gen 2 Is shipping or close to shipping again.
Also, I’m a dedicated iPhone user. Can anyone tell me if V1Driver functions well in the background on iOS?