There are plenty of dashcams on the market to record accidents or other events that may happen while driving or while your car is parked. Lanmodo Vast Pro is another of those systems but features a wider screen and a night mode that helps drivers see clearer and further at night or other adverse conditions (rain, fog, snow, etc…), leaving more time for the driver to take corrective action and prevent an accident.
The system is equipped with a 1080p HDR camera using a Sony CMOS sensor, as well as an optional Full HD rear camera with a 170-degree field-of-view, and up to 128GB of storage good for around 28 hours of continuous recording.
- SoC – Unknown
- Storage – MicroSD card up to 128 GB (28 hours of continuous of front came, or 14 hours with rear camera as well)
- Display – 8-inch IPS screen with 850cd/m2 brightness
- Adjustable 5MP Full HD HDR front camera integrated into dashcam, and based on a Sony CMOS sensor; 45° FoV; night vision up to 300 meters
- Optional Full HD rear camera with 170° FoV, 6.25-meter cable, IP67 rated (waterproof), up to 20 meter range at night
- Video – MP4 container @ 25 fps
- Sensor – G-sensor
- Power Supply – 12V/1A via cigarette lighter or OBD connector
- On dashboard via “nano glue” mat
- On windscreen via “nano glue” suction cup
- Temperature Range – Operating – -20 to 70°C; storage: -30 to 85°C
The dashcam supports live view for the front camera, real-time recording function, as well as 24-hour parking monitoring and the G-sensor help the system detect a collision, and saves the footage separately from the continuous recording. Strangely, I understand the output from the rear camera can’t be shown on the display.
Lanmodo Vast Pro is probably based on an Allwinner T-series SoC or one of Rockchip processors like RV1108, but when I asked whether it was based on an Allwinner processor, I got a reply it was based on a Sony CMOS sensor, so I gave up at that point 🙂
The dashcam launched on Indiegogo yesterday, and they’ve already raised around $60,000 US. Rewards start at $199 for Lanmodo Vast Pro with all accessories, except for the rear camera and 6.25m cable that add $49 to the total. Shipping is free to the US, and adds $20 to the rest of the world. The company plan to start shipping the device in January 2021.