Latest Cobra dash cam features built-in GPS

Latest Cobra dash cam features built-in GPS

LOUISVILLE, KY. Cobra Electronics has launched its newest and most advanced dash cam, the CDR 875 G Drive HD. This model, highlighted at the Mid-America Trucking Show here, marks the latest addition to the company’s Drive HD Dash Cam series that caters to the growing demand for added in-cab safety, and assisting in documentation of any driving or roadside event.

As the top model in the series, the CDR 875 G includes internal GPS that embeds precise time and location information into every recording. When played back on a computer, Cobra's Drive HD Player shows your route and location on a Google map along with speed, compass and GPS information.

This is an upgrade from the CDR 855 BT, which connects to the user’s smartphone via Bluetooth  Smart wireless technology to provide the GPS functions.

“A lot of people don’t like to tie up their phone while they’re driving,” Chris Kooistra, Cobra’s senior director of marketing, told Fleet Owner. “Especially in the trucking market, they like the GPS embedded into the unit.”

The CDR 875 G offers Bluetooth integration as well, and like the CDR 855 allows for connection to the Cobra iRadar Community, which provides real-time alerts to upcoming speed and red light cameras, live police locations and shared radar alerts with other iRadar users, Kooistra pointed out.

Like Cobra’s previous CDR models, the CDR 875 G offers recording in 1080P full HD video, an eight GB MicroSD memory card (expandable to 32 gigs), continuous loop recording, two-inch LCD screen, ultra-wide 160-degree lens and a G-Sensor, which triggers  automatic recording and permanently protect clips if a sudden impact is detected.

Additional features include a Parking Mode for visual event recording while a vehicle is parked, snap shot for still photography, action cam mode to free the camera from the confines of a windshield and a quick-release mount.

The CDR 875 G is available now at Cobra.com for retail price of $179.95.

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