There are 短跑cams and then there are ‘Ring Video Doorbell’ type 短跑cams that let you peer in and around your car from your phone at any time, using a 4G connection.
Suppliers Directed, 哈曼 and Thinkware are planning to offer such 4G 短跑cams this year, joining Waylens, who was first out of the gate with the product among 12 volt suppliers last year. (Additionally, startups such as Owl and Raven offered the 4G 短跑cams through mass merchant and online channels last year).
哈曼’新的行车记录仪（上图），简称为‘dash’, is expected to ship in Q2, and is aimed at both retail and OEM. 哈曼 said it will be offered to 12 volt retailers. It has a forward facing camera and rear facing lens that lets you see the driver and rear passengers. Like other 4G/WiFi cameras it allows users to check in on their car in real time from a smartphone with a live view of the car. And users can view video footage on their smartphone. The 短跑 also offers ADAS features such as forward collision warning, lane detection and distracted driver monitoring.
哈曼 expects to offer a service plan through AT&T和/或Sprint。没有价格‘dash’目前可用。
使用Thinkware’s new 4G 短跑cam, model T700, users are notified of an impact when the car is parked so they can peak into the car in real time by smartphone. They can also access recorded footage of the event from the phone over a WiFi connection between the phone and T700.
T700具有一个SOS按钮，可以在按下前后节省5秒钟，并将其与GPS信息一起发送给可以查看的紧急联系人。然后，如有必要，紧急联系人可以选择拨打911。如果有’s an impact to the vehicle, the 短跑cam will again automatically send an alert message to the emergency contact.
Thinkware的替代版本’s 短跑cam is the X700, which has a 2.7-inch touch screen. It has the same features as the T700, but upon impact instead of video, you get 3 live photos sent to your phone. Instead of the typical 4G LTE network, it uses a limited protocol (LTE Cat M1) that only allows you to send small data packages. The photo shots use less data and so there’较低的服务费。
如 我们在CES期间注意到, Directed will offer in May its 毒蛇SMARTVIEW 短跑cam system at $449.