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New Thinkware dashcam brings energy-saving features and 4K recording quality

Thinkware has introduced a new dashcam to its UK range, equipped with Ultra HD 4K resolution and Energy Saving 2.0 that drastically lowers power consumption in parking mode. 

The Thinkware U1000 dashcam

Launched following a recent study by the RAC that found almost three million motorists are now recording their journeys with dashcams, the U1000 system bring a 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) front camera that can operate at 30 frames per second (fps) or at Quad High Definition at 60fps, bringing improved reliability in capturing number plates when oncoming vehicles are travelling at speed. The rear facing camera, where specified, operates at QHD at 30 fps in both scenarios.

The new Energy Saving 2.0 feature greatly reduces the power consumption, enabling the dashcam to be on standby for up to two months – compared to two days in standard parking mode – recording 20 second clips after an impact.

It can also be specified with an optional RADAR sensor that detects a moving object within a specific range and wakes up the camera ready for impact recording. If an impact is detected within 30 seconds, the dashcam saves 20 seconds of footage before and after the impact. The duration in RADAR mode is around two weeks. The user can then select the appropriate mode in line with the length of time the vehicle will be parked.

New U1000 cloud connectivity technology brings new developments including a remote live view in driving mode, geo-fencing, locate vehicle and driving impact notification with video clip upload parking incident notification and video upload on impact while in parking mode.

Tim Sagar, Thinkware business development manager, said: “With more motorists starting to see the value of dashboard cameras it’s important that we stay one step ahead, continually innovating and offering users the best in dash cam technology. The U1000 does exactly that.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.