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World's largest camera accessory?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by DeeJayK, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    I noticed that the 2016 version of the Toyota Tacoma pickup comes standard with a GoPro windshield mount.
    TAC_MY16_0046_V001.

    Does that make this new truck the world's largest camera accessory?
     
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  2. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
    ㅇtㅈyㅅr
    Here in Korea, "black boxes" are a common car accessory. In today's world, it makes a lot of sense to have a "black box" with fraudulent insurance claims from other drivers as well as evidence for proper insurance claims.
     
  3. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    Yeah, I know that dash cams are really popular in Russia as well. They haven't caught on to any large degree here in the U.S. (at least not that I've noticed), but as the cost comes down I can envision this technology becoming much more prevalent.

    It certainly wouldn't shock me if in ten years time all new vehicles come with a couple of cameras installed as standard equipment.
     
  4. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I don't get the point of a built in proprietary camera mount when most camera systems already offer a suction cup or clamp mount to do the same thing non permanently and for what is most assuredly a lower cost.

    They are strongly encouraged by the NHTSA here in the U.S. and most new cars have them built in here as well.
     
  5. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
    ㅇtㅈyㅅr
    Huh? As of 2013, the last year I lived in the states, no car manufacturer that I know of offered a black box as standard or optional accessory. By a black box, I mean a video cam that records front and rear video continuously to a flash drive regardless of whether the car's ignition is on.

    Unless you're talking about safety peripheral cams for parking purposes?

     
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  6. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    Yeah, I also haven't heard of this sort of "black box" feature available here. Parking assist cams are becoming more mainstream, but AFAIK they are only activated when the car is in reverse and they have no recording function.

    Of course, I haven't bought a new car since 2013, so maybe things have changed?
     
  7. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I wasn't talking about cameras at all! :)

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/.../26/keep-your-car-black-box-private/20609035/

    "Black box" is common slang (At least in the U.S.) for a vehicle data recorder. Similar to the flight recorder on airlines.

    Sorry for misunderstanding what you were referring to.
     
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