Dashcam functionality will be added by Google to Pixel smartphones
Google is working on new features for their Pixel series smartphones. The new feature is called Dashcam. Many people came to know about the feature after it was accidentally launched on the Play Store. But later it was removed. The news is not hidden.
The search engine giant has rolled out the new feature in an updated version of its Personal Protection app. A new dashcam feature has been added to it. As the name suggestions , the feature facilitates video recording while driving using the Pixel phone as a dash cam. Dashcams features plays an important role in providing information about critical moments or accidents while driving or climbing.
The personal protection application has several features. These include emergency sharing, vehicle crash detectors and personal safety checks. As a result, if Dashcam mode is enabled on Pixel smartphones, users can easily access the feature by adding a shortcut to the homepage. According to Google’s own sources, even if the Dashcam feature is on in the Pixel smartphone, it can be used normally. Besides, users can use Google Maps for navigation and searching.
The new features will come as a built in feature for Pixel phones. Video recording will start when users pair the smartphone with a Bluetooth device such as a car stereo system. Recording will hold only when the connection is disconnected. Also, the recorded video will be automatically deleted after some days if you want. From app Video size will be increased to 30 MB to increase device storage.
- Can I use phone as dashcam?
Yes, you can use your phone as a dashcam. There are many smartphone apps available for both iOS and Android that can turn your phone into a dashcam using its camera and storage capabilities. These apps usually offer features like continuous video recording, loop recording and automatic upload to cloud services Some popular dashcam apps include “Daily Roads Voyager,” “Auto Guard Dash Cam,” and “Smart Dash Cam.”
To use your phone as a dashcam, you'll need a mounting solution to securely attach it to your car's windshield or dashboard. There are various phone holders and mounts designed specifically for dashcam purposes. It is important to ensure that the phone is placed in a way that does not obstruct your view of the road and complies with local traffic laws.
Additionally, using your phone as a dashcam can consume a significant amount of battery power and storage space. It is recommended that your phone be connected to a power source when using it as a dashcam, such as a car charger or a USB port in your car.
Be sure to familiarize yourself with local laws and regulations regarding the use of dashcams in your area to ensure you comply with any relevant restrictions or privacy considerations.
Google pixel smartphones dashcam app how to use android?
To use your Google Pixel smartphone as a dashcam, you can follow these steps:
Install a dashcam app: There are several dashcam apps available on the Google Play Store. You can search for “dashcam” or “car camera” apps and choose one according to your needs Some popular options include “Auto Boy Dash Cam – Black Box,” “Daily Road's Voyager,” or “Karoo Free Dashcam.”
Download and launch the app: Once you've chosen a dashcam app, download and install it on your Google Pixel smartphone. After installing, launch the app.
Adjust Settings: After launching the app, you will likely have various settings and options to configure. These settings may include video resolution, video quality, storage location, loop recording, and more. Adjust the settings to your liking.
Mount your phone: Securely mount your Google Pixel smartphone on your car's dashboard or windshield using a phone holder or suitable mount. Make sure the camera lens is facing the road.
Start recording: Once your phone is securely mounted, open the Dashcam app and select the option to start recording. The app should start capturing video footage from the phone's camera.
Additional features: Some dashcam apps may offer additional features such as GPS logging, speed display, automatic recording when motion is detected, and more. Explore the app's settings and features to get the most out of your dashcam experience.
Stop Recording: To stop recording, either manually stop recording within the DashCam app or exit the app entirely.
Review and manage recordings: The Dashcam app will save recorded videos to your Google Pixel's internal storage or SD card, depending on your settings. You can access these recordings within the app or through your phone's file manager. It is a good practice to periodically review and manage recorded videos to free up storage space.
Remember to familiarize yourself with the local laws and regulations regarding the use of dashcams in your area. Also, make sure that using the dashcam app does not distract you or interfere with your visibility while driving.