Mio introduces GPS driver recorder

Mio just introduced a GPS driver recorder in Taiwan, a gadget similar to a black box for cars that records a driver’s exact position along with video and audio.

The device attaches to your windshield, near the top, so it’s out of your sight, and faces out so it can record all the action with its wide angle lens. In addition to GPS it also integrates a G-sensor (also known as an accelerometer) so you know how fast your accelerating or decelerating.

The good part is of course the software which overlays all of this information together on a single screen allowing you to figure out how fast the driver entered each turn and how much they stepped on the brakes. It comes with 4GB of internal memory.

Let us know if you’d be interested in such a product and we’ll find out if it’s coming to the U.S. for you.

9 Responses to “Mio introduces GPS driver recorder”

  1. Jeff Says:

    I’d buy this in a heartbeat. The only other ones I’ve found are large, require a power supply, and are fairly expensive (~$200). Hopefully this one is in the $100 range.

  2. VanMan Says:

    Holding out for a feasible multi-camera integrated blackbox solution for myself. Forward facing is the lesser of my concerns when driving among…lesser drivers! If the price were right and the lens wide enough, however, I could settle on two of these units.

  3. Jan Says:

    If the price is right it will be a nice toy. Pitty that there is no other camera for inside monitoring.

  4. Laura Says:

    Hopefully this is in the $100 range. I teach Driver Education. It would be an interesting device to incorporate into my driving time with students.

  5. Eric Says:

    I’d love one just in the event of an accident. I can’t believe how bad people drive and if you end up your word against theirs scenario…

  6. Jerome Says:

    If the price is right. I would purchase 2.

  7. Joe Says:

    I’d be interested.
    In traffic stop situations drivers have no for officer abuse of power.

    See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyFXNcKjqdg

  8. Zabodabbi Says:

    This product would be great in the U.S. Anyone wanting to keep track of a vehicle’s whereabouts (Parents or fleet mgrs.) would love it. I’d buy one in a heartbeat.

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