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Garmin launches portable sat-nav with built in dashcam

Garmin has launched the NüviCam, a portable sat-nav, which includes a built-in dash cam and advanced alerts to enhance driver awareness on the road.

The NuviCam offers driver assistance technology such asForward Collision Warning, which alerts drivers if they’re driving too close to the car ahead; Lane Departure Warning, which alerts will appear and sound if the driver drifts off the road or into oncoming traffic; and Garmin Real Vision, which takes the guess work out of deciphering hard-to-see house numbers by displaying the camera view along with a bright arrow to direct drivers where to go when approaching destinations.

“The nüviCam goes beyond helping drivers get from Point A to Point B,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales.

“The intuitive driver-assist features not only lessen the stress of getting you to your destination, but the nüviCam also provides peace of mind in knowing that your commute is being recorded and can be referenced should you need it.”

The nüviCam comes preloaded with detailed maps of Europe and free lifetime map4 updates are included. The sat-nav also includes hands-free Bluetooth connectivity.

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  • Sage & Onion - 24/04/2015 13:55

    A product like this should be standard equipment in all vehicles from the bottom of the range up. Make it a "must-have", much like how ABS/ESp systems have become, and over time (ok it may take ten years or more) every vehicle will have a recording camera and accident claims can be settled quickly and efficiently with blame fairly apportioned. Such a standard piece of kit in every vehicle has the potential to reduce insurance premiums massively.

  • martin kearsley - 29/04/2015 22:17

    I am a driving instructor and use a sat nav everyday to get to pupils and to give them some experience of following one ( even though its not a test requirement). I spend 7-10 hours a day on the road and see bad driving every day from people who have supposedly passed the test!! Some of my beginners are better than some drivers. A cam is becoming more and more essential, as people will tend to think it is the pupils fault if an accident happens, when I seriously believe it is more likely to be the other driver, taking risks just to get in front of the learner or not patient enough.

  • Iain Macpherson - 17/05/2015 14:08

    It's good to see these features being consolidated into a single unit. But can device and vehicle manufacturers get together to decide a standard windscreen mounting to allow any device to be fitted in the correct location? Meantime, can people please stop sticking them in the centre of the windscreen where they restrict forward visibility?

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