As with technology in all other aspects of life, the future of CCTV systems in vehicles is looking extremely positive. Even just over the last few years, the technology in cameras and dash cams has improved exponentially, out selling records year on year. The systems themselves are smaller than ever before and many are able to provide additional extras such as GPS technology and 4G.
This year’s international Consumer Electronics Show or CES, gave visitors an inside glimpse into what 2017 would be showcasing in the technology sector. The show attracted over 3,800 companies from various countries and regions and over 165,000 people attended. The main attraction was the future of technology in vehicles – from safety systems such as CCTV and telematics to vehicle-to-vehicle communications and improved voice recognition. The event held over 140 exhibitors specialising in vehicle technology, setting an all time record at CES. Autonomous driving and related technology sees its biggest step forward in development at this year’s CES compared to last year.
“This is a transformative time in automotive,” said Patrick Little, Qualcomm’s automotive senior vice president and general manager. “The pace of innovation is unprecedented.”
According to the American National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 35,000 people are killed in car crashes every year and thousands more are injured. A staggering 90% of car crashes are caused by human error so it’s important to protect yourself should you be involved in an accident of any kind.
Although self-drive vehicles are still in their early days of testing and those that are available to the general public are very expensive, systems such as vehicle CCTV, dash cams and telematics are more readably available and at prices most of us can stretch to when it comes to protecting ourselves from accidents. Vehicle technology is making driving safer and drivers more connected to their vehicles.