Dashcams Functional Comparison

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Dashcams are a major tool for changing dangerous driving behaviour and improving driver skills. There exists a variety of different types of dash cams with different features and price points. In the following text we would like to elaborate on the different features available in-dash cams for the automotive.

Dash Cam Functions

Driving Behaviour Analytics

1. Night Vision

Night vision is the ability to capture clear footage at night.  It increases exposure automatically under low light conditions by detecting the lack of light through its video sensors. These types of dashcams are ideal for fleet drivers who are driving primarily at night or in low-light situations.

2. Drowsiness Detection

Driver drowsiness detection is a car safety technology that helps prevent accidents caused by the driver getting tired.

Driver drowsiness can be detected with driver eye/face monitoring. Some AI dashcams can detect driver drowsiness by continually monitoring the driver’s eye for the signs of tiredness like blinking and the driver’s face for the signs of drowsiness like yawning. This feature can help drivers to avoid crashes caused by fatigue

3. Aggressiveness Detection

The aggressiveness detection systems can detect aggressive driving movements such as tailgating, speeding, hard braking, ignoring stop signs, and road signs. Some AI dashcams can detect aggressiveness and the driver score system can help fleets and drivers to change their aggressive behaviours and encourage safe driving. Often for aggressiveness detection, the acceleration data from the sensors are used in combination with the video analytics.

4. Distraction Detection

Distracted driving detection can detect any behaviour that takes your eyes off the road and distracts you from driving such as looking down, looking left/right, picking up an object or using a cell phone while driving. It helps dashcams to identify distracting behaviours and send in-cab alerts to encourage drivers to keep their eyes on the road.

5.Tailgating Detection

One of the more common dashcam features is tailgating detection. Dashcams detect when you’re not keeping a safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front. Dashcams can send instant alerts to drivers and fleet managers.

6. Speeding Detection

Speeding detection recognizes speed limits and alerts the driver in case of speeding. Here the available map data is combined with the speed measured by a location sensor. Some cameras try to detect speed limit signs through video analysis, however, usually, those systems prove to be unreliable.

7. Drifting Detection

Drifting detection uses a dashcam to identify lane lines and if you’re getting out of your lane with an in-cabin alert it can warn you to get back to your lane. Drifting detection encourages you for lane-centric driving and is important for road safety.

Samsara, Nauto, Drivetrust and Keeptruckin have unlimited cloud storage and drifting, speeding, tailgating, distraction, aggressiveness detection. They customize their plans for your needs. Nauto, Keeptruckin and Drivetrust stand out with drowsiness detection.  Mobileye 630 pro is the only alert-based dashcam with no data storage. Garmin dashcam has the same features as Mobileye except it has storage.YI Adas is the cheapest of all.

If you want to record your driving so you can use it to prove innocence in case of an accident, most dashcams can serve that purpose. But if you value more about improving the safety, efficiency, and profitability of your fleet then cloud-based, dual AI dashcams with unlimited data storage can be better for you.

Simply said, there’s a lot to consider when purchasing a new dashcam, but with the features explained and comparison table, hopefully purchasing one will be a bit easier.

Multi-Criteria Benchmarking
Rank: 6 7 6 7 3 3 4 4
Feature Samsara CM32 AI Dascham Nauto AI Dashcam Drivetrust AI Dashcam Keeptruckin AI Dashcam Nexar One Dual Dashcam YI Adas Nightscape Dashcam Mobileye 630 Pro  Garmin 67W Dashcam
Price $399 + $600 annual service fee   $499+monthly fee $39.95 Between €249-    € 549 start from$100+$ 40monthly  $349.95+$9.99 monthly nexar connectivity fee  € 80,00 € 1.099 $239.99
Data Storage Unlimited Cloud Unlimited Cloud Unlimited Cloud Cloud SD card up to 512 GB+Cloud SD Card max 64 GB No Storage 512 GB Cloud
Camera Type Dual Dual Dual Dual Dual Road Road Road
Video Quality Road 1080 p Cabin 720 p Up to 1080 p   Road 1440 p Cabin 1080 p Road 4K Cabin 720p 1080p   Road 1440 p
 Night Vision P P O P P P P P
Drowsiness Detection O P P P O O O O
Aggresiveness Detection P P P P P O O O
Distraction Detection P P P P O O O O
Tailgation Detection P P P P P P P P
Speeding Detection P P P P O O P P
Drifting Detection P P P P O P P P