Black box functionality

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Black box saving functionality (like an airplane). The ability to store the last 5 minutes or so of travel and present it somehow (maybe emailing it from phone) could be a ticket saver when when the officer thinks you were moving at 78mph but you were on cruise control at 72mph. Maybe this is a possibility?
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Chas Pelusi

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Posted 5 years ago

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kris.willms

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Probably only need 1-2 minutes.

Also remember to have a legal team to help us and engineers to serve as expert witnesses about the accuracy of the data. :)
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Amy

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I wonder if the Highway Patrol would accept data from some 3rd party device, though, as valid proof? Hmm...
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This is definitely an interesting idea! Embedded black box devices are already used in many cars to reconstruct the chain of events leading up to an accident, but it'd be great to give users access to and ownership of that data.
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I just ran into this today and would've loved if Automatic could've told me that I was (or wasn't) going 89mph in a 70 like the ticket says :(
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Burin,

Sorry to hear that. Speeding tickets are never fun. On the bright side, at least you weren't going 20mph above the speed limit as that is a much bigger ticket.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Black box data logging.


Great app, however, as it's already logging data, it should be able to log my speed as a sort of black box. I need to be able to utilize this to challenge if/when I am pulled over for speeding. It's routine in many states that we are pulled over for speeding without proof of infraction and using data output from a third part application that cannot be altered, using GPS data or data from the vehicle is admissible as evidence as long as it cannot be tampered.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Logging speed changes.


Does the app logs each time that the speed changes? This would come in handy in cases where you could get pulled over and the officer claiming that you were over the speed limit by xxx amount of MPH.
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Hi Jose! At this time, we're not planning to add "black box" functionality, but I understand the desire for such functionality, especially when you find yourself in traffic court!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Can Automatic access my vehicle's speed history, or can the app access my phone's GPS history to beat a speeding ticket?.


I've been thinking about getting Automatic, but I don't have it yet. I got a speeding ticket today, and was hoping maybe the device/app can help me prove i was not speeding
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Greetings Matt! Sorry to hear about the speeding ticket :/ At this time, a "black box" feature is not on the product roadmap, but it could be something we develop further down the road.
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what about when i have the device installed?
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Tom, Former Employee

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Hi again Matt. Unfortunately, this is not a feature we provide even if you have the device installed.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Does the Automatic App keep a record of the speed you are driving.


Could not find anything on this. Does the Automatic App keep a record of the speed you are driving at a specific date/time?
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Not at this time, Gasport. Please see above posts for more details.
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http://www.carchip.com/Products/8226.asp

My dad bought this about 4 Years ago and it does log all your data in a simple excel style format. I once got a ticket but was going slower than the cop said I was and they altered the ticket in court as a result of the printout. I was hoping this device would have the same features as that one also tells you when you accelerate too quickly or stop to slowly (although it lets you set a threshold for both) as well as the speed limit beep. If there are no plans on adding the "black box" logging feature which I was more interested in I may return this. My car tells me my MPG and averages and such so those features are not as useful to me personally.

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Hi Mauricio. At this time, we don't have plans for a "black box" feature, but we hope you still decide to use Automatic :) Be sure to check out this FAQ to learn more about the other features that are available to you, and if you have any other questions, be sure to let us know.
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Thanks but the only feature that is really better is the call feature in case of emergency but thats not worth giving up the "black box" data reporting so I think I'll return it, and wait till automatic "does have plans for a 'black box' feature"
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No problem, Mauricio. If you purchased the link directly from our website, here are the details of our return policy.

We'll be sure to update this topic if our plans change regarding "black box" functionality.

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