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Motorcycle Dashcam: Technical Report

Cahill, John (2018) Motorcycle Dashcam: Technical Report. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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From my personal use of dashcams, I feel like they are lacking for the user and their safety. A lot of the cameras have their SD cards attached to their device and there is no way of tracking if it is lost. They also have no backup or a solution for the saving of their data if the SD card is destroyed or even lost during an accident. Some have capabilities to connect to the user’s phone and for the user to upload the data manually but there is no fall-back program for if the user is in a crash which is a situation where the recording would be invaluable.

After careful research I came up with the following solution for these problems. To make the SD card a part of the RP which is hidden inside the bike, already giving it a better chance of withstanding a crash. It will be encased in a black box which will be very durable keeping the RP safe. The RP will also be aware if an accident/crash occurs, which would result in it uploading the video footage either by connecting to the users phone or if it has its own network it will upload the videos as soon as it can and automatically overwrite the SD card with a minute of video before and anything after the crash has occurred.

Overall the project has the potential to compete on the market place, the design just needs to be more focused on this specific job, allowing it to be built cheaper and made efficient in its daily tasks. Right now the technology just isn’t there and can’t adapt well enough with other technologies to make it durable and trustworthy to the user but as a prototype it does the tasks required of it.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2018 14:51
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2018 14:51

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