Add car video recorder feature
TL;DR It would be extremely helpful, if Waze could continuously record and store video from front facing camera.
Me and many of my friends would install a car video recorder. Main functionality is to continuously record anything that happens in front of your car, storing last few hours of recorded material.
There could be many uses for this. Mainly - helping in crashes, where you are not guilty, but you cannot prove that.
Functionality could be minimum. An option to enable or disable continuous recording through road facing camera. Setting, which indicates - how many minutes or hours of recording to keep. Easy way to extract data via iTunes. Video can be split in smaller chunks (10min max), and work like FIFO queue - when recording next 10 minutes, oldest 10 minutes chunk is removed from device.
Solution may not be trivial, but result would be greatly appreciated by many of fellow wazers.
And, yes, I know that this is not a 'quick fix' type of suggestion.
juan lopez commented
great idea, it would make waze, a safer App
Would definitely like and use this function.
And as commented by someone else, please ensure the option to record to SD card is provided.
If this feature is done, please allow to specify where the data will be recorded. Internal memories of phones will be killed by the constant rewriting (flash memories can only handle a limited number of rewrite cycles). Using an external high-endurance microSD card will allow to spare the phone internal memories by using a dedicated and purposely manufacturer microSD card.
Oana Maria Tanislav commented
Please integrate this. I have 2 use 2 apps every time autoboy and waze. Just integrate it
I would also like to see waze be able to save a drive during the drive or at the end. By this I mean saving each GPS position update along the drive. Then it should provide the ability to see the complete drive and show the speed at any point along the drive. This would make it possible to defend from tickets that are inappropriately issued where the police's "word" is all the evidence it takes.
Oron Kastel commented
You can even sync the recorded video with the exact location on the map
Patrick Schaeffer commented
I need need a front facing vidio to be on while I use the GPS feature because I transport people and I need a record of events inside the car
Dashcam can be very usefull !
I am trying to run both Waze and DRV. I can start up DRV and it runs fine in the background until I open up Waze. Within a few seconds DRV stops recording telling me: Low memory, video stopped recording. Any suggestions? I am using a Motorola Droid Razor XT907.
It could be very useful but not for hours of recording. only the last 5/10 minutes could be enough.
I agree this would save us from buying separate black box, which would record last 15min of driving and by crash or by user pressing the button VIDEO SAVE, would save the last 15min of video to the phone....
Bob Buranich commented
IT could also be used as a tool to help the editors fix problems... by seeing what the problem is in video if the user sends it along with the map issue report. (user permission of course)
Bob Larimer commented
I too use Daily Roads Voyager in the background while running Waze. I'd like to see that functionality merged with Waze, and add the functionality of Drivea to detect / warn of lane changes and following too close as well.
Ludovic Dupont commented
On a wholy different matter to accidents recording, it would be extremely cool to start recording for something like a preset few minutes or dozen seconds, manually launched with a convenient button, so that you could record fuel price signs, then comfortably report them back home.
There could be a feature showing on the map where the recording took place, when you play it back, so you don't have to search for the place manually.
I'd report fuel prices much more often, if there was such a feature!
Put Speed, long and lat,. Road name and number, direction, time and date