What would be a good way to record video while driving and allow for driver and or sensor input? Answered
How about this then, to throw another wrench in the system. My last question was " Could I run a webcam directly from a HDD without a computer?" How could I or what would be a good way to set up a system to record video while driving and have user or sensor input? Basically, like before, I am trying to re-create a Drivecam device. The drivecam records 24-7 but only stores video to a flash card when the driver is involved in an accident [by a g-force sensor] or hits a panic button which is located on the bottom of the camera. I have no problem using a video camera or a flip cam but how to make it work to record in certian situations like and accident or if I see an accident in front of me, or if someone hits my car while I am not in it. Like I said, I would just buy one, but they do not sell them to the retail off the street person and it would be too expensive to make a fleet to get one camera. My company uses them and they are about $700 a piece and now the new ones upload the video via cell, which I do not want for my use. So if I can build something that is in all practicality a drive cam, but not, I am all game. I just thought a webcam would be easier, but it doesn't have to be a webcam. It looks like the easiest set up is going to be a ITX mobile computer with some sort of user and or sensor inputs. Any other ideas?