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Car accident video recorder

Discussion in 'Application Requests' started by peterhr, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. peterhr

    peterhr New Member
    Thread Starter

    Dec 11, 2010
    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)


  2. jorny32

    jorny32 Member

    May 5, 2010
    Founder, Myriad Devices
    Fargo, ND
    Have you done any market research for this app?
  3. kryten

    kryten Member

    Jun 5, 2010
    I've been considering something like this, but one issue with this is not all accidents are in front of you.
    Some are from the side, and some are from the rear.

    Secondly, there aren't that many good windshield mounts out there, and the ones that are out there don't work if you already have a case on your phone.

    A more useful system would be something running on a mini PC connected to 2-4 usb webcams facing fore and aft or in all 4 directions.
    That being said, an android phone-based system would be an easier solution to implement - hardware-wise.
    The software doesn't sound like it would be too difficult either. I might take a crack at it.
  4. lkelemen

    lkelemen New Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    There is an app called extraI on the android market. It records the last 5 minutes at 10 frame/sec in round robin fashion. It stamps each frame with speed to prove your speed in case it's needed. It gives a warning sound when it sees red light
  5. Jokar49

    Jokar49 New Member

    Feb 17, 2011

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