Published On : Fri, Jan 1st, 2016

Vehicles to go more intelligent with new dash camera

smartdashcamMany luxury vehicles offer a 360-degree view of the car on the dashboard which makes squeezing into tight parking spots much easier. Magellan now offers the same omnipotent vision to your junky ride with a new GPS navigation unit that can connect to cameras mounted all around a vehicle.

Given GPS navigation units now have to compete with smartphones and tablets, Magellan’s new RoadMate 7670T-LM goes above and beyond with the addition of a built-in camera for capturing accidents, warnings for when you drift out of your lane or are following too closely, and a DVR to record any incident on the road.

What makes the new 7670T-LM worthy of consideration is that it can also help you see everything going on around your vehicle while you’re inside. It includes a pair of HD cameras that face forwards and back giving you a 340-degree view of what’s outside. To get the full 360, you can expand the system with up to three additional external cameras looking out the sides and back of your car. Magellan has only revealed that pricing for its RoadMate DashCam Navigators starts at $180, which means the 7670TLM will be more expensive, when you factor in the cost of three additional wideangle cameras.