See also: dash cam



Two dashcams mounted inside a vehicle
A recording of a vehicle driving out of a car park made using a dashcam

Blend of dash(board) +‎ cam(era).



dashcam (plural dashcams)

  1. (automotive) A digital video recorder mounted on the dashboard of a vehicle or elsewhere inside the vehicle to record occurrences in the vicinity, such as traffic accidents that the vehicle has been involved in, to provide evidence for criminal prosecutions, insurance claims, etc.
    Synonyms: car DVR, driving recorder, event data recorder
    • 2006, RTNDA Communicator, volume 60, Washington, D.C.: Radio-Television News Directors Association, ISSN 1529-3106, OCLC 891453543, page 44:
      Why not direct viewers to your website for entire, unedited interviews, an exclusive one-on-one with a local sports star or the whole five minutes of raw police dashcam from that cool chase you aired 20 seconds of?
    • 2016, Neal Feigenson, “‘That’s What I See!’”, in Experiencing Other Minds in the Courtroom, Chicago, Ill.; London: University of Chicago Press, DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226413877.001.0001, →ISBN, page 65:
      By dissolving from the last frame of the dashcam video clip into the same scene in animated form, the montage associated Murtha with the "good" officers in the other cruiser, embracing him in the group rather than singling him out as the renegade shooter who, to the unprepared viewer of the dashcam video alone, he might well have appeared to be.
    • 2017, Paul Wagner; Pascal Birnstill; Erik Krempel; Sebastian Bretthauer; Jürgen Beyerer, “Privacy Dashcam – Towards Lawful Use of Dashcams through Enforcement of External Anonymization”, in Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro, Guillermo Navarro-Arribas, Hannes Hartenstein, and Jordi Herrera-Joancomartí, editors, Data Privacy Management, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology: [] (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS); 10436), Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature, DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-67816-0, →ISBN, ISSN 0302-9743, page 188:
      The evaluator is generally interested in the acquired video data as well as its integrity, but does not operate the dashcam himself. The evaluator is allowed to review anonymized dashcam videos for certain purposes. However, just like the operator, the evaluator must not be granted access to the classified data. An example for this actor is an insurance company that offers lower fees for dashcam users and wants to evaluate the video images after an insurance claim has been filed.
    • 2018, Pinelopi Troullinou; Mathieu d’Aquin, “Seeing the ‘Surveillant Face’ of Technology in Black Mirror: Using Futuristic Scenarios for an Interdisciplinary Discussion on the Feasibility and Implications of Technology”, in Angela M. Cirucci and Barry Vacker, editors, Black Mirror and Critical Media Theory, Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, →ISBN, pages 74–75:
      [W]e can connect the episode to the rise of "dashcams": small cameras mounted on the dashboards of cars to record the behavior of pedestrians and other motorists in case of accidents. In several countries, the use of such dashcams can already be required by insurance companies, at least to obtain a discount. It seems a plausible scenario that such practices might expand beyond car insurance and police forces, aggregating dashcams with lifelogging to create a situation in which citizens, under cover of security and legal protection, become expected to record and store their daily experience.
    • 2018 February, Robert Draper, “They are Watching You—and Everything Else on the Planet: Technology and Our Increasing Demand for Security have Put Us All under Surveillance. Is Privacy Becoming just a Memory?”, in National Geographic[1], Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, ISSN 0027-9358, OCLC 1049714034, archived from the original on 14 June 2018:
      Proliferating as well are personal monitoring devices—dash cams, cyclist helmet cameras to record collisions, doorbells equipped with lenses to catch package thieves—that are fast becoming a part of many a city dweller’s everyday arsenal.

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Borrowed from English dashcam.



dashcam f (plural dashcams, diminutive dashcammetje n)

  1. dashcam