Given their usefulness, they should be standard on all vehicles, especially bikes and motorcycles. Not only can the cameras resolve accident causes, they would be invaluable in helping to correct self destructive driving habits.
Also, if we put a little software behind the camera, we could shut down the vehicle if we detected that the driver was impaired.
Just a thought,
Forward-looking vehicle cameras have been touted for at least 15 years as solutions to a set of problems that mostly don't exist in the USA. It's one thing to run a dashcam in Russia or Afghanistan, but quite another in a country where the vast majority of drivers are law-abiding.
Dashcams sound like a great boon for insurance companies, but not so much for drivers.
My friend that lives in Russia told me interesting stories about people having to install vehicle video recorders because of people that intentionally on pedestrian crossings jump in front of cars to swindle money for them. A lot of similar cases were registered and the driver`s only way to prove he is innocent is to install such recorders. It`s strange that when they were on a vacation in Miami his wife was hit by a car, luckily a trespasser told them what to do if you've been injured in a car accident. The driver did not want to admit it was his fault until another driver presented a video he recorded that proved he was guilty.