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2009 SEMA Show: AJIN SentronCheck out this ambitious "black box" for your car.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:07 >> You know what a black box is. You hear about them in aircraft all the time, right? Like when there's been an accident on an airplane or when the pilots get distracted playing with their laptops, you know, that kind of thing. But that technology is more and more coming into vehicles. A lot of cars today have a black box in them and have for several years. But it's not one that you as the user can access. Your insurance company will if you get into a major wreck, but for the most part, it's a small amount of cryptic data. This is a different sort of a product here. We're seeing a lot of this in the industry lately. This is called the Sentron, and it uses this very small device any one of these would mount in your car. As you see it's got two cameras, one is forward and one is rearward looking gives you a view of what's happening outside the windshield as well as what's happening inside the car. And it can record up to ten hours of highquality data and video on an 8 gigabyte internal memory. Then you take this unit, connect it to the software, this oculus client they have, and that's gonna give you a readout and an interface like you see here. So this window shows the outthewindshield view. This one here on the right is showing incabin. It does have some infrared ability so it can work at night. Here is the GPS coordinates overlaid on a tracking map with a satellite view. Here's my favorite down here. This is a Gforce readout in realtime which will show either your acceleration or deceleration or when you hit something you get a real spike out of that. And the unit will also do a flag or a mark when there's been an impact, so you can go back to that point. This can be really good for both people that want to just keep an eye on, let's say, a teenager's use of the car or someone who wants to have some real evidence if they get into an accident one day and really be able to show what happened whether it's your fault or not. It's not on the market in the U.S., but this company says they're working on that. It is on the market in Korea, and they say it could come to the retail space for as little as $200. Black boxes in cars definitely something to think about. We've seen a few, and I think we'll see a lot more. ^M00:01:54 [ Music ] ^M00:02:00