[ExI] Car 'black box' event recorders step up a gear
rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Wed Apr 30 01:00:15 UTC 2008
Wow, I have been searching the web for a product like this to install
in my car. Thanks for the pointer, I am now on their waiting
list....hopefully they can make enough of these devices so I can get
one this year.
On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 6:03 AM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> We've all heard about the black box recorders fitted in modern cars
> that record the engine management data in the minutes before a crash.
> They've already been introduced in court as evidence in fatal
> Well, there is a new kid on the block that is mostly appearing in
> company cars at present.
> The envisionCAM video camera, GPS and G-force Event Data Recorder.
> The envisionCAM packs two ultra-wide angle cameras for a coverage of
> almost 360 degrees inside AND outside the car - and they switch to
> night vision when required. It records GPS and accelerometer g-force
> data as well as high resolution video - and automatically transmits
> data wirelessly when the car gets within range. The management
> software is amazing - it'll pop up a flag when a fleet driver has
> exceeded a certain speed or g-force rating, then show you zoomable
> video around the event and Google Earth satellite photos of the
> location. Any swearing or fist-shaking is reproduced in high-res
> clarity. So not only will it act as an excellent witness for
> accidents, it's a great way of deterring people from driving company
> cars like they stole them.
> The makers suggest that fitting to teens cars might also be a good
> behavioural control. :)
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