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The Dash-cam I want

Discussion in 'Model S' started by ShockOnT, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. ShockOnT

    ShockOnT Quickish

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    My perfect dash-cam:
    - Streams to the cloud, so data can't be lost if the device is destroyed or stolen
    - If that's too much data, streams to a storage unit which can be hidden anywhere in/on/under the car
    - Records sound as well

    Does such a device exist?
     
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    #2 Alketi, Jul 29, 2016
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    comma.ai has an Android app that converts your smartphone to do exactly what you described. It's in closed beta at the moment and requires a Galaxy S7, One Plus 3, or Nexus 6P. I suspect we'll see more phones supported in the future.

    Edit: Looks like they're in open beta now. Here's the link: Sign in - Google Accounts
     
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    Not a bad idea! Just buy some cheap android and install the app, job done.
    I wonder what data would be required? Let's say 4hrs/day of motion, data rate maybe 4Mbps? Plex steams 720p at that rate.
    So, 4*60*60*31*4 = 57600Mbits = 7200MB = 7.2GB per month.
    Pretty hefty data plan, but doable.
     
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    OP, you told us what you want, but didn't say how much you're willing to pay for it. Almost anything is possible, given sufficient budget.
     
  5. Johan

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    BlackVue cams have Wifi, become like a router that other devices can connect to. Unsure if streaming is supported but if so you could have a simple on-board capture/record device, which could also (via a second connection, 4G) backup to a cloud.
     
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