updated 04:20 pm EST, Wed December 27, 2006
RoadBox Accident Recorder
Korean sensor manufacturer PLK is deploying the the RoadBox Driving Recorder, a camera meant to document the circumstances of an accident. Though it records continuously, the camera only saves its footage when internal sensors detect the force of a crash. It stores 14 seconds prior to the accident and six seconds from the immediate aftermath, noting speed and acceleration data simultaneously. While the RoadBox is designed to mount to the front windshield of a car, it can in theory be attached to any window to provide total coverage. A wide-angle lens ensures a high field-of-view. It's not known at the moment if the unit will ship outside South Korea, and/or at what price.