Gendex Dashcam Mirror System Catches It All

Gentex Corporation – a U.S. company that manufacturers auto-dimming rear-view mirrors and camera-based driver assistance systems – displayed its Digital Video Recorder (or dashcam) system at CES.

The system is built into the company’s Full Display Mirror (FDM), a digital rear-view mirror that uses a custom camera and mirror-integrated video display to optimise the rearward view.

The company says the mirror is the ideal location for the DVR system, as it eliminates windscreen clutter and the need to manage power chords.

Recording is enabled through buttons located on the underside of the mirror and once enabled, the system continuously records using the vehicle’s front and rear cameras.

The system overwrites older video files once the microSD card becomes full. In the event of vehicle impact, the DVR system protects the video file and saves it for viewing on a computer. Drivers can also manually trigger the system to record and protect short clips or photos with a single button push. That’ clever.

Source: Motor Trader e-Magazine (February 2021) 

15 February 2021

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