[ExI] Car 'black box' event recorders step up a gear

Rafal Smigrodzki 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
>  accidents.
>  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.
>  <http://www.gizmag.com/envisioncam-video-camera-gps-and-g-force-event-data-recorder/9238/>
>  Quote:
>  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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