5 min December 1, 2016 in

Nexar App Lets You Turn Your Phone into a Smart Dashcam Recorder

Let’s say a reckless driver cut in front of you, then slammed on their brakes resulting in a collision. Even though it’s not your fault, it’s very likely you’ll be the one held accountable.

That’s unless you have proof to show the police and insurance company what really happened. Dash cams were the ones serving this purpose.

But if you’re looking for a new and free alternative, Nexar app might be right for you. The app turns your phone into a smart dash cam to help you better protect yourself on the road.

The app is developed by Nexar Inc – a  young technology startup from Israel formed in 2015 and whose stated mission is to upgrade driving to the 21st century.

With this app, they are planning to bring connected driving to the world and ultimately make driving safer.

Let’s take a closer look at the app and what kind of features it has to offer.

What Makes Nexar App More Special Than a Regular Dash Cam?

At first sight, the app might not seem more than just a simple dash cam recording app. So what exactly makes it “smart”?

First of all, unlike old recording dash cams, the app understands the world around it and can analyze the road. By tapping into the phone’s processing power, camera, and sensors, the app can:

  • Read signs
  • Identify and record license plates to notify users of bad drivers
  • Track the trajectory of other cars, and thus spot reckless drivers

Also, it automatically detects hard brakes and accidents. 

All while simultaneously recording all events that take place while you are behind the wheel. All recordings go up on a private and secure free Nexar cloud storage.

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If someone cuts you off, or you get in an accident, you have proof. You can share the footage with the police, or with your insurance agent in case of a claim.

Clearly, that’s going well above the capabilities of a regular dashboard cam. 

Moreover, the fact that it allows your phone to do several jobs at the same time also eliminates the need of investing in an additional device.

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This can save drivers’ money not only short-term but also in the long-run. That’s because it eliminates the associated maintenance costs.

One more feature that is worth mentioning is the in-car camera.

Drivers can use the internal camera to record passengers and activity taking place inside of the car. 

If you’re using your car for ridesharing, or if you’re an Uber driver, this feature should come in handy.

How to Use It

If all the features described above have made you consider giving it a try, then you’ll be happy to know the app is simple to use.

First, download the Nexar app from the App Store or Google Play. All you need to do to get started is mount your phone on your car’s dashboard or windscreen.

It’s important you make sure there’s nothing obstructing the phone’s view of the road.

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Once you’ve completed this step, go ahead and open the app. You shouldn’t have any problems from that point on. The initial setup process won’t take too long. Once you’re done with that, things are mainly automatic.

Nexar is available for free. No subscription is required.

For more information about how to use the app, visit Nexar’s official site. 

To Conclude

Dashboard-mounted video camera footage is vital if you’re involved in an accident and need proof to establish who’s to blame. It’s a safety net that helps drivers better protect their personal property and finances in case of an unfortunate event.

However, Nexar app does more than just keep video records of what happened on the road. The main advantage is that, in addition to its recording feature, it can also help drivers avoid potential dangers while driving. 

Regardless of the type of car you have, you can take advantage of technology advancements, and be a part of the connected driving revolution.

Also, the fact that Nexar also connects users to a network of dash cams means taking a step forward when it comes to drivers working together to make the roads safer.

What do you think of the app? Would you trust it to be your permanent “eye-witness” while you are behind the wheel?

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