Google’s New Feature: Turning Your Phone into a Dashcam

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Google offers a wide range of products and applications that can help you in your day-to-day activities, from office automation and video editors to telephone services. But the firm doesn’t stop there, as it is always working to make Android devices even more useful.

With that in mind, Google is reportedly developing a new app called Personal Security that brings together many functions to enhance your safety. One of the features in this app’s “Get ready” section is the Dashcam function, which is designed to transform your mobile phone into a dashcam.

For those unfamiliar with the term, a dashcam is a camera installed on the dashboard of your car to record everything in front of you. It can help you prove your innocence in case of a traffic accident or other incidents. However, buying a dashcam can be expensive, and that’s where Google’s new feature comes in.

To use this feature, you must first connect your phone to the car via Bluetooth. Then, you can configure it using numerous permissions and some other connection settings. According to 9to5Google, the app will inform you to use the feature responsibly and that you’ll need space on your device to save the recordings. The recordings take up about 30 MB per minute.

It’s worth noting that you can use your phone while it’s recording, but you have to use voice commands and traditional calls. However, Google gives you the option to prevent audio from being recorded so that your conversations with others aren’t captured on camera.

This feature is expected to come to Pixel phones first and later to other Android devices. So, if you’re tired of spending money on a dashcam, Google might have the solution for you.

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