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Speedy Traffic Cameras

This SmartWitness Camera Can Transmit Incident Footage in One Minute

— May 1, 2014 — Tech
Vehicle safety system manufacturer SmartWitness unveiled its latest traffic camera, the KP1. This high-tech traffic incident camera can compress video footage and transmit over 3G or 4G matters within one minute of a traffic incident occurring.

The KP1 system includes a forward-facing camera mounted on the windscreen and a second camera that can be placed to monitor interior, rear or side views. It uses a built-in GPS module that is integrated with Google Maps, Google Street View and Google Earth, allowing it to capture a 170-degree view of the road along with vehicle data such as location, speed, acceleration, braking and steering.

When the SmartWitness KP1 detects an incident, it captures a 10-second clip and compresses the video to a hand 150 kilobytes. The small file size enables the data to be sent in an email to authorized recipients such as employers or insurance providers within one minute of the incident occurring.


Trend Themes
1. Rapid Incident Reporting - The ability to quickly transmit video footage of traffic incidents presents an opportunity for disruptive innovation in streamlining incident reporting processes.
2. Real-time Data Integration - Integrating GPS data with Google Maps, Google Street View, and Google Earth opens possibilities for disruptive innovation in real-time data visualization and analysis.
3. Efficient Video Compression - The development of video compression technology that reduces file sizes while maintaining quality can lead to disruptive innovation in transmitting large amounts of visual data swiftly and efficiently.
Industry Implications
1. Vehicle Safety Systems - The KP1 traffic incident camera highlights the potential for disruptive innovation in improving vehicle safety systems by providing real-time incident footage and data.
2. Insurance - The rapid transmission of incident footage to insurance providers presents an opportunity for disruptive innovation in claims processing and evidence verification.
3. Law Enforcement - The integration of real-time incident footage with GPS data offers a platform for disruptive innovation in enhancing law enforcement responses and evidence gathering.
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