Android App Assists Hit and Run Victim

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member Premium Member

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    Apparently, there is an app called "DailyRoads Voyager" that turns your Android phone into the "little black box" for you car. It allows you to record your journey while you drive, and can even activate itself if it feels a shock or jolt, like in an accident.

    Speaking of accidents, we get to see the app in action in a news video in the link below. (For security purposes we couldn't embed the video here) This app assisted a gentlemen named Nic Bender when he was involved in a hit and run car accident. As you will see in the video, someone in a white Nissan Altima clipped the front of his car during a ridiculous multi-lane change. As far as we know at this time, the cops have not found the driver of the car that hit him and took off, but its only a matter of time thanks to this handy little app. Isn't Andy so helpful? :)

    Check out the Actually Video Here - WBIR.com News

    Source: Android.net via PhoneArena
     
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    kodiak799 Silver Member

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    Is that a dock he plugs into, otherwise my phone would die in like 20 minutes doing that + navigation.

    Kinda cool, I suppose. I believe police already have tech that automatically scans license plates while they are driving.
     
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    why didnt the guy chase him down.... some drunk driver hit me the same way the first day i bought my mustang. the FIRST 4 hours in the damn car. I was so pissed, he tried to get away but i chased him and made him pull over >_>. But that app sure did come in handy, luckily he was recording his ride at the moment.
     
  4. gonnadie4thegov

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    Only problem i see in court is that most if not all states have a law that you arn't to attach anything to your windshield cause its considered an obstruction of view.
     
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    sound great for bikes and motorcycles, as more often than not the riders are dead or in a comma, so they can't press charges, or give their report of the accident.
     
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    That's cool! Too bad the dock I have covers my camera.

    Also is that Go Launcher?
     
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    I have DailyRoads Voyager now that I have my TBolt. Here's an early video I took the first day I got the app (I hope you can view it or maybe you have to subscribe to my youtube page, I'm not sure): It's not much to look at but gives you an idea what the video looks like.

    I also have a mount I did on my motorcycle and have DailyRoads ready to use any time too. This will be nice in situations like the O.P.'s new story.
     
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    Where is that illegal? NH has no laws against windshield-mounted things such as gps anyways... first I've heard of something like that
     
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    Here in CA some folks even stick the GPS half way between the dash and rear view mirror!
     
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    Only Minnesota now. Was illegal in California forba while but the repealed the law.

    Alan
     
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    +1 for Andy
     
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    Break out the hack saw and fix that. :p
     
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    That was a very clear video, you can even see the signal housing bounce away.
     
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    Minnesota also allows windshield mounts now also.
    Windshield mounts for GPS units not illegal in Minnesota - Your Tech Weblog
     
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