[CES 2014] At the International Consumer Electronics Show 2014, the folks at Magellan are showcasing a new personal navigation device called the RoadMate model 6230T-LM which has an integrated dashcam. It performs two basic functions, giving drivers directions to their destination which also recording evidence of the drive which safeguards them against questionable accident claims, thus offering enhanced flexibility and protection. A similar product has been announced at CES 2014 by Garmin, its new dashcams can record video in full 1080p or 720p HD and have integrated gravity sensors which are capable of automatically detecting accidents.
The RoadMate not only has the capabilities of a dashcam, it can also handle a wireless back-up camera, apart from the fact that it is also capable of performing navigation duties. The dashcam captures a 120-degree wide-angle view of the road and an integrated G sensor can detect and record sudden motion or speed changes. Recording automatically starts as soon as the G sensor notices sudden impact, sharp braking, excessive cornering or rapid acceleration. The RoadMate also includes location based content such as red light and speed camera warnings through PhantomALERT as well as advanced navigation features such as Junction View lane. The new Magellan RoadMate will be available in April 2014 through retailers and the company’s website for $229.99.