A speed camera in EVERY car: New app turns mobile phones into dashcams that can report 21 traffic violations to police at the touch of a button, and could soon be updated to detect how fast other vehicles are going
- A new app, dashcamUK, turns smartphones into dashcams and is set to launch in May
- The free app detects 21 traffic violations and may soon even record speeding
A new free app that turns smartphones into dashcams could soon be advanced enough to time other motorists for speeding.
The free dashcamUK app allows motorists to submit evidence of 21 different driving offenses to the police.
You can capture violations such as running a red light, failing to signal, and using a mobile phone while driving.
The app, due to launch in May, may still be developed with the ability to track speeding, The Times reports.
Only about a quarter of the country’s 33 million drivers own a dashcam, while almost all have a mobile phone, meaning the app has the potential to dramatically increase reports of road crime.
The dashcamUK app that turns smartphones into dashcams could soon be advanced enough to time other motorists for speeding.
James Gibson, chief executive of Road Safety GB, said: “If drivers believe they are being watched by others, we expect them to drive the right way.”
Creator Oleksiy Afonin, 46, said the footage could be uploaded to the official police video portal in less than a minute and is much simpler than using a traditional dashcam.
The Ukrainian-born Afonin held a series of initial meetings with the Council of National Police Chiefs while creating the app.
As a result, it includes a number of recommended features to ensure that video evidence stands up to scrutiny in court.
Those who use the app while driving will not risk using a mobile phone behind the wheel, as they will simply need to tap the home screen to register a violation.
The app records the user experience on the go but unless users touch the screen, it automatically deletes images after 30 seconds to preserve phone storage.