Turning a phone into a dashcam could help boost Google Pixel sales – Photo: 9to5google
According to 9to5google, a “built-in” version of the “dashboard camera” feature has been discovered in Google’s personal security app.
Call this an in-house build because this feature was only tested by company employees, not widely deployed. There may be a bug that caused this build to leak.
Personal security is available on Google’s Pixel phones, as well as some other Android devices. This app has features like “Emergency Sharing”, “Safety Check” and “Car Accident Detection” now with functionality. New dash cam.
Screenshot of the phone suddenly “got” the “Driving Camera” function – Photo: 9to5google
Currently, this function is called “Dashcam”, or dash cam. When configured, the in-dash phone records (with audio option) what is happening while driving.
While not a new idea, it is quite practical for anyone who feels that specialized equipment is quite luxurious for their pocketbook. In particular, it can be easily applied not only to cars, but also to other vehicles such as motorcycles and bicycles.
To ensure it can compete with dedicated dash cams, the Google Pixel will do more than just record video.
Videos will be compressed to save storage space. Google says the app can record up to 24 hours of video, with just 30MB of space per minute.
Thus, the video will weigh about 1.8GB for a 1 hour trip and 900Mb for a 30 minute trip. Also, videos will be automatically deleted after 3 days unless the user chooses to save them.
In particular, Google’s “dancing camera” can work even when the screen is off to save battery life. And while the camera is active, users can still do other things with their phone, like using maps.
Activated “dance camera” will not affect other phone functions – Photo: 9to5google
While it’s unclear when the “Driving Camera” feature will launch in its full form, Google is planning an update for the Pixel in June. This might be the time to introduce this new feature.