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Android app allows Hit and Run victim to capture accident on his phone

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Android app allows Hit and Run victim to capture accident on his phone
DailyRoads Voyager is a free app in the Android Market that turns your phone into a little black box for your car. Strategically placed on the dashboard, your phone will continuously record your journey while you drive. While everything is recorded, you decide which part of your trip is kept on your phone by tapping the screen-even while you drive. Images are also retained when the app feels the sudden shock caused by the impact of an accident.

And that brings us to the victim of a minor hit and run accident. Nic Bender might have been called obsessive for placing his Motorola DROID into a dashboard mounted holder everytime he got into his car. But just the other day, Bender's car was clipped on the passenger side by another vehicle whose driver just kept on going. Thanks to DailyRoads Voyager, Bender was able to pass along a video of the accident to the police who are still looking for the driver of the other car. While the "perp" has yet to be found, the cops are being aided in their investigation by Bender's video.

DailyRoads Voyager will work on Android models running 1.5 or higher which covers just about every unit in use today. And while your phone is recording every second of your trip every time you get in the car, the app also will keep you from texting while driving which alone is worth installing the app for.

source: WBIR via Phandroid

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posted on 06 May 2011, 10:32 2

1. vishu9 (Posts: 251; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


Way to go...App Power FTW! :)

posted on 06 May 2011, 20:41

7. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)


why coudnt this dumbass see the guys license plate and that narrows it down to 1 car instead of thousands

posted on 06 May 2011, 11:07 1

2. snowgator (Posts: 3288; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Story makes me giggle. Hope they post a follow up when they catch the loser.

posted on 06 May 2011, 11:11 1

3. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Apparently, it wasn't a great help if the person hasn't been apprehended. :( I couldn't even see the license plate because of the glare. Therefore, I guess if you cannot remember the color of car or possibly type of car that hit you. YOU SHOULD NOT BE ON THE ROAD !!!!!

posted on 06 May 2011, 12:15 3

4. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


You need to review research on the reliability of normal eyewitness testimony. Knowing the make, model and approximate year of the car that hit him helps the cops narrow the car down, especially if the owner checks into a local body shop.

posted on 06 May 2011, 15:15 3

5. downphoenix (Posts: 2415; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


plus, even if they never catch the guy, at least the driver can prove to his insurance company it was someone else's fault and not his so he wont have to pay a deductible for repairs.

posted on 06 May 2011, 19:50

6. rfrapp (Posts: 77; Member since: 10 Jun 2010)


I don't believe it. I think this is fake. I'm sure it's just a coincidence that he just happened to be filming when that guy "clipped" his car (By the way, that was sarcasm). He was doing it for publicity and probably gave the guy some money too..

posted on 06 May 2011, 22:48 1

8. LionStone (Posts: 468; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


What I don't understand is why did he let that car get away? If someone clipped me like that, i'll follow the car, get more photos, call the cops en route...?

posted on 07 May 2011, 15:21

9. remixfa (Posts: 14130; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


im with ya lion. i would at least follow long enough to make sure that the liscence plate was clearly visible by the video before i gave it to the cops.

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