‘They don’t just record the world outside the car, they also record your own driving, and that puts people in a self-regulating mindset’. This quote by Tadanori Yamaguchi, a professor in traffic psychology at Osaka International University, gets straight to the heart of why dash cams are such a prominent fixture in the modern vehicle. […]
The modern automobile is an index of human ingenuity. From bumper to bumper, these deftly designed machines of glass, metal, and rubber are the end result of the correction of a million mistakes; each an evolving cross-section of inspired progress and imaginative engineering. Take any vehicle you may see on today’s roads – every one is a combination of pieces, parts, features and systems, both passive and active, which have been tested, the subject of research, cost benefit analysis, planning, legislation, and meticulous scrutiny.
In recent years, the high value of car insurance pay-outs has proved irresistible to criminals, leading some to stage or even cause accidents on the roads. For the victims of these so-called ‘crash for cash’ incidents, the experience can be terrifying.
Dash cams can be a bit of a double-edged sword. While accompanied with numerous benefits, such as having evidence in case of an incident or reduced insurance premiums, many countries have been hesitant to adopt these in-vehicle recording devices in order to respect privacy or safety laws.
Rich data, live tracking, online reporting, and video recordings that help make roads safer for everyone are just a few of the benefits of AI dash cams. Another less obvious advantage is this new generation of devices can also help smooth the often adversarial relationship between fleet operators and their insurance companies and foster a […]