Outfitting your personal vehicles with CMVTC Mobile Video and Data Technologies makes sense.
True Short Stories
The Rear Ender: Driving my new Blazer out of the parking lot on a cold winter Friday when the truck in front of me decides to back up because he is partway in the lane and there is oncoming traffic. The driver backs into me. We get out and he immediately blames me for running into him. I tell him that he backed up into me, but he insists that I ran into him, and his passenger agrees. I tell him, “Let’s look at the video” and even before I can start the playback, they are both apologizing and admit they are at fault. I speak to the insurance company send them the video. Afterwards I see that there was a lady pushing a full shopping cart right behind me so if I had backed up to avoid the collision, I would have hit this lady. The insurance company said that without the video, I would have been found fault as the other driver had a passenger and I was alone, 2 against 1. Video Wins. Over $6,500 damage to my vehicle.
Another Rear Ender: I am stopped at a pedestrian Crosswalk with people crossing right in front of me. A young lady smashes into the back of my Blazer. She gets out and starts blaming me for stopping to fast, even though I had already been fully stopped for over 15 seconds. I send the video the insurance company and they see she was testing and not only find her at fault of the collision, but also fine her for distracted driving. $8,500 damage to her van and $500 damage to my Blazer. Video Wins.
Door Ding: I come out from shopping and find a ding in my Tahoe. I check the video and see that a red car hit it hard enough to jiggle the video (technical term). I get the license plate and insurance company charge the driver for the repairs.
Where is my Tahoe going? I am in Merida Mexico with a consultant and leave my Tahoe to get washed. My phone buzzes that my Tahoe is moving and I rush back to the wash shop. They had moved is across the street and parked it. They were all very surprised that I was notified that my vehicle was on the move and I was able to track it in real time, anytime. Scored major points with the consultant and fielded hundreds of emails and phone calls from people wanting the same for their vehicles.