Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors announced on Feb. 28 that they will apply built-in DVRS (Drive Video Record System) to new cars to be released in the future on a gradual basis.
This DVRS is linked to the AVN (Audio, Video, Navigation) screen and smartphone in vehicle. Previously, an embedded image recording device with simple functions was used for mass-production vehicles. However, a variety of applications such as front and rear high-definition recording, recording during parking (when equipped with a secondary battery), shock detection mode, smartphone interlocking, memory advanced management, and eMMC (internal memory) will be available for new cars.
It is the first time that the next-generation DVRS with high reliability and external connectivity has been provided in a built-in type, the company stressed. In particular, DVRS module is hidden in the back space of the room mirror and is not exposed to the outside, so there is no risk of obstruction of view or injury in the event of an accident.
The DVRS front camera (resolution 1920x1080) is built into the plastic cover behind the room mirror and the rear camera (resolution 1280x720) utilizes the existing parking aid camera.
A 32GB storage device that is installed inside a vehicle is an embedded eMMC type that is used for smartphones and has memory with high durability and reliability, which greatly reduces the chance of problems even if used for long periods of time compared to normal external card-type memory.
The recording time can be up to three hours while driving and 10 hours when parked (if additional battery is fitted).