Rand McNally is rolling out a new line of stand-alone dash cameras that feature high definition (HD) video and extra-wide-angle lenses while including a "G" sensor to detect “significant” or sudden movement – such as a collision – so it will automatically save a video file of such incidents.
"Every day and professional drivers both have told us that they want to be able to save a high-quality video record should they be involved in an accident," noted Stephen Fletcher, Rand McNally’s CEO, in a statement. "In these new dash cameras, we have included features like time-lapse photography so that drivers can record a beautiful sunset as well as a sudden traffic incident."
The new line encompasses three models – the Dash Cam 100, Dash Cam 200, and Dash Cam 300 – that record continuously while in use with the option for different looping intervals.
The Dash Cam 200 and 300 units also come equipped with GPS to offer “location stamps” with incident records, the company noted, while all three dash cam models come connected to a small suction cup mount for easy installs on the windshield.
Other key features include:
- Night mode for all three cameras that adjusts automatically.
- The inclusion of lane-departure and collision warnings with the Dash Cam 300 model; a unit that can also record full HD video at 60 frames per second.
- A two-inch screen for viewing and playback as well as a 16 GB SD card for the Dash Cam 300.
- A 1.5-inch screen and an 8 GB SD card for the Dash Cam 200.
- A 1.5-inch screen and a 4 GB SD card for the Dash Cam 100 model.