Dashcam network map offered as 'real-time Google Street View'

July 19, 2019 //By Rich Pell
Dashcam network map offered as 'real-time Google Street View'
Connected dashcam provider Nexar has announced that it is launching a free, online, interactive digital map made of billions of real-time images and metadata from dash cameras in its network.

The Nexar Live Map uses extremely lightweight artificial intelligence models running on the Nexar smartphone app to pull the most recent images and data from the road. The Live Map, says the company, is an important next step in its goal to eliminate road collisions worldwide by alerting drivers to dangers ahead in real time because it makes information from its connected vehicle network available to everyone.  

Now, the company says, citizens and cities alike can access live insights into things like the most dangerous intersections, road blockages, missing road signs, and more.

"We are proud to innovate in this space by being the first to make it possible to explore the world in real-time using our dash camera network," says Eran Shir, CEO and co-founder of Nexar. "Nexar Live Map is extremely valuable for cities and transit authorities looking to make their roads more efficient, but it's also valuable for citizens."

"Apartment hunters can avoid neighborhoods with work zones and loud late-night spots," says Shir. "Drivers challenging a ticket can look back in time to the incident and double check the road signs. There are so many benefits to being able to explore our cities as they exist today."

The images and data found on Nexar Live Map are fully anonymized and aggregated so that neither the driver nor anyone on the road can be identified. The company uses advanced AI technology to anonymize faces, license plates, and other potentially private information.

No one has access to a Nexar driver's personal data except for that person. The company says it follows GDPR standards, providing all of its users with strict data protection regardless of lesser local requirements.

The company is beginning with the launch of Live Map in New York City, and expanding coverage across the United States.


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