Nextbase Debuts Powerful, High-Tech Dash Cam System

IMAGE: Nextbase iQ dash cam

UK Dash Cam manufacturer Nextbase, unveiled its newest model, the Nextbase iQ at CES, and it is fair to say that Dash Cam technology has come a long way, with this new piece of technology offering some outstanding features aimed at making any vehicle smarter, safer, and more secure.

The system has two units, one for the front of the cabin that houses two cameras – one front-facing that records up to 4k resolution, and one facing the cabin monitoring at up to 1440p – and another unit at the rear with a camera recording out the back of the vehicle at up to 1440p.

While decent resolution is great, it’s all the other features of this high-tech system that make it stand out. Built-in Wi-Fi and 4G connectivity allows for driver assist features including Witness Mode – voice-activated recording which is uploaded to the cloud and which can be shared, in real-time, with others through the Nextbase app. There’s also something called Spatial Awareness Technology, which uses artificial intelligence to anticipate and record incidents when the driver is in, or away from, the vehicle. That’s pretty genius.

Valet Mode allows the setting of a number of triggers to alert the owner to certain conditions when they are away from the vehicle, such as when being parked, at the workshop, or loaned to another driver; while Roadwatch AI provides real-time monitoring of other vehicles’ speeds and trajectories.

Emergency SOS (ESOS) automatically alerts Emergency Services with location and other details following a serious accident.

There’s also a Driver Aware (DMS) feature that monitors the driver to combat distracted and/or drowsy driving, and a Vehicle Aware (ADAS) system, that monitors the road and cars in front, warning drivers of vehicle and pedestrian danger.

On top of all that, there’s Real-time tracking which uses a built-in GPS location beacon and synchronized real-time video.

It may be a dash cam by name, but the Nextbase iQ system would appear to be a whole lot more than that.

“There is nothing on the market that rises to the level of Nextbase iQ,” said Richard Browning, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer for Nextbase.

“Over two years and from the ground up, we have re-imagined what a Dash Cam can be and created the world’s first true Smart Dash Cam, utilising AI-technology and Cloud-connectivity to give drivers a complete sense of safety and security.

“Never before has there been a smart connected-car product that offers so much benefit in one package. We have bettered our already best-in-class Dash Cam functionality and added never-before-seen technology to support drivers, whether they are on the road or away from their vehicle.”


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