GPS records accurate speed and location data for your Dash Cam while you're driving. This will keep track of your vehicle’s physical location, to show the route travelled, and the speed you are going. This can be vital in pinpointing exactly where an incident has happened, which can be crucial in an insurance claim.
Do I need GPS on my Dash Cam?
GPS can be vital in the event of an incident. It provides useful information, such as road names and where other vehicles are located at the time of an incident. This can be useful after an incident has taken place on an unfamiliar road, with details often difficult to remember after the fact.
GPS will also show the speed travelled, displayed in mph or km/h depending on the user’s preference. This can also prove to be valuable information in the event of an accident. On playback, the footage will show speed limit signs and road names to aid the driver’s case and help prove they were not at fault. The speed picked up by GPS satellites when driving can often provide more accurate information than a vehicle’s speedometer.
Your footage is the evidence
The information picked up by GPS can be vital when filing an insurance claim. It will feature the time, date, speed, location and direction of a collision, which helps speed up a potential claim without having to gather all the details manually before sending on to the relevant party.
Evidence for the Police
The GPS data on footage can also be used as evidence for the Police and Courts when reviewing Dash Cam footage. It can be particularly useful in identifying insurance scams such as ‘crash for cash’ by identifying who was at fault, picking up any unusual movements via the G-Sensor data. The GPS feature on Dash Cams is worldwide so does not need to be altered when driving outside of the UK, as it will still pick up the same information with the aid of Google Maps.
Useful for young drivers
It can be useful for young or first-time drivers as they will know their speed and location is being recorded, which in turn can encourage better driving. Driving instructors may also wish to use GPS data to review and demonstrate speed to students after lessons.