Amazon launched Car Dashboard Camera, will prevent theft of cars, know the price and features
Amazon.com Inc. The Ring Car Cam can record both inside and outside the vehicle, the company said on Thursday at the CES conference in Las Vegas. The camera also has sensors to detect movement within the vehicle and external disturbances, such as when the car is hit or smashed.
This debut is the expansion of the ring that was long awaited. It was acquired by Amazon in 2018. A version of this camera was first introduced in 2020. After years of selling smart doorbells and home security cameras, the company has come up with a new way to attract customers.
what are the features
The monitor works with the Ring app, allowing users to view a live video feed as well as interact with two-way audio. The app also gets an alert in case the sensor is triggered.
Amazon has made a sweeping effort to get its products into cars, betting that Internet-connected vehicles and accessories will expand the reach of the Alexa voice assistant and Alphabet Inc. (Alphabet Inc.) and Apple Inc. (Apple Inc) to compete with the driving-focused features of smartphones. Amazon sells a device called the Echo Auto that puts Alexa on the dashboard, and has made deals with automakers such as Ford Motor Company to embed the software within car entertainment systems.
In an interview, Josh Roth, Ring’s chief technology officer, said the new dash-cam device has a privacy shutter that can disable audio and video recording from inside the car. It can be used like Tesla Inc.’s Sentry Mode, which can record external events like car accidents. Ring announced plans in 2020 for a Car Connect device that would allow Tesla to send its video feed to the Ring app, but Roth said that feature has been canceled.
Car Cams can be plugged into a vehicle’s OBD-II port for power and attach to the windshield via a sticker. The device can store seven hours of camera footage and then sync it to the phone via Wi-Fi. Ring is also offering a $6-a-month or $60-a-year plan to turn on LTE network access, which will send alerts and notifications without a Wi-Fi connection and automatically store video to the cloud. will do it.
The car’s camera has limited voice control via Alexa, which can trigger it to start recording during certain circumstances, such as when traffic stops.
How much is the price
Deliveries of the new device are set to begin in February at a price of $250. But it will cost $200 for customers with pre-orders starting on Thursday. Ring said the launch will initially be for the US only. The company has not yet clarified when its sale will be started in other markets.
The company is also bringing back its Peephole Cam. This is a video doorbell that is mounted in the peephole of the door. This accessory also goes on sale starting Thursday, priced at $130. PLC/GT