Looks like Magellan wants to get into the dash cam act too, albeit with a twist. Rather than a standalone unit like the one announced by Garmin this morning, Magellan has opted to add one to a PND, the RoadMate 6230T-LM PND DashCam.
The 6230T-LM is compatible with Magellan’s wireless backup camera as well, and includes landmark guidance, PhantomALERT red light and speed camera warnings, junction view, and free lifetime traffic and map updates.
The unit can actually display the live video feed on screen, if so desired. The video is locked when an accident is discovered; otherwise it will loop when the memory is full. No word yet on how much memory is included or if there is an expansion slot.
Like Garmin’s unit, a gravity sensor…
…detects and records any sudden motion or speed changes. As soon as any sharp braking, rapid acceleration, excessive cornering, or sudden impact occurs, the dashcam’s DVR kicks in, recording what is taking place.
Slated to be available in April 2014, the dash cam model will carry an MSRP of $229.99.
Here’s a link to the full news release.