Other important car DVR system features include high-definition video, storage and connectivity. In the future, this list may expand as users may demand more functionality from their car DVRs. Systems today provide a surveillance record of car accidents for investigations, but car DVRs of the future will do more to monitor the driver’s behavior, encourage safe driving, and improve the safety of our vehicles.
Car DVRs are a hot topic in the media right now. Perhaps you’ve heard Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart mention how these dashboard cameras caught footage of the recent meteor shower in Russia; or maybe you’ve heard from NBC News that a car DVR recorded a vehicle incident involving a school bus in New Jersey.
Car DVRs are already very prevalent in Russia as well as in Taiwan and Korea. While car DVR is still growing in America, the video of the bus collision in New Jersey shows how important car DVR is to keeping our roads and drivers safe in the U.S. as well. Not only do car DVRs keep record of events like car accidents and meteor showers; they also provide us with information that will help us understand what the major causes of accidents are, how drivers respond during an accident and whether or not key safety systems within the vehicle function properly. This information will help the government create safer roads and car manufacturers develop safer vehicles in the future.
One thing that both of these incidents demonstrate is that you never know when you will need a car DVR to record an event, but you can certainly count on it to provide you with video footage when you need it. Leave us a note and let us know if you have a car DVR and what events it has helped you capture.
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About the author
Anshuman Saxena is Product marketing manager, DaVinci video processors, at Texas Instruments Inc.
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