Monday, July 28, 2008

Film and Geotag Your Next Car Accident

Wired's Autopia blog reports on a new in-car device: the the CarCam Voyager Pro. With this gadget - a dash-mounted video camera - with GPS you not only record any accident that occurs but also where and when it happened - Just the thing for convincing your insurance agent you didn't cause the six-car pileup!


The Voyager Pro can record your entire road trip -- or as much of it as the 2-GB SD card will hold, anyway -- and track it all on Google Earth so you don't forget where you found that greasy spoon with the amazing chili or saw the world's largest ball of twine.

It'd be a sweet tool for doing recon on great motorcycling roads, but security is clearly the gadget's selling point. Built-in sensors detect sudden braking, acceleration or other movement and will begin recording 10 seconds before impact. (It stops recording 30 seconds after impact.) "You will never be left wondering 'What happened?' because it will all be caught on tape," the manufacturer claims. Plug the SD card into your computer and the video plays alongside a Google Earth map showing where it was recorded. It's also got a time and date stamp and a record of your speed.

Read more at - 'Film and Geotag Your Next Car Accident'


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