December 11th, 2010, 10:32 AM
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Car accident video recorder
An app to record - say - 20 minutes of video as a series of 2 minute files, round robin overwriting the oldest as needs be. Needs to record time & date on images.
The user would mount the phone so the camera can see out through the wind shield, then if an accident occurred - the driver has proof of what they were doing at beforehand that they can choose to use as evidence if they were behaving themselves. Any frame rate above about 5 per second would be good.
The phone lens could be locked onto infinity so it doesn't try to focus on wiper blades as they pass, etc.
Could be free as 5 minute version
or sold with enhancements of:-
* longer duration of recording (+$5)
* record GPS location on / with each frame (+$5)
* every [configurable] time interval send frame with image, time, GPS location to an FTP site (useful for fleet managers to find where a driver is, derive speed, view traffic conditions if held up) +$25
(the last one there is an opportunity for a PC based system to be built to use the data too)
Last edited by peterhr; December 11th, 2010 at 10:35 AM.