Can I use my smartphone as a dash cam?

Episode 1051 (1:43:49)

Kevin from Daytona Beach, FL
DailyRoads Voyager

Kevin calls in to explain how he built his own dash cam for free using an old Samsung Galaxy phone. Then he got an application from the Google Play store called DailyRoads Voyager. Leo says this makes sense, because a smart phone should have all the data that a dash cam would need. It has an accelerometer so it would know when the car has crashed, it has a GPS so it knows the speed the car was traveling, and a camera of course to record with. Kevin just uses a suction cup holder to mount the phone.

Leo says the only issue in some states, there may be a limitation on what can be suctioned to the windshield. So if you have an old smartphone around, this could be a great use for it.