August 02, 2011 07:36 ET


Brand New Dashcam App Protects Drivers

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 2, 2011) - Worried drivers can now feel safe in the knowledge that any incident is recorded using just their smartphone handset. Witness, www.witnessphoneapp.com, is a new app for iPhone which brings video technology to the masses.

Witness makes crash for cash, and responsible drivers being victims of reckless driving a thing of the past.

The app costs only 69p. Users simply put their phone into a holder mounted on the car windscreen, press play, and leave Witness to record their journey.

Between 1990 and 2010, the amount of miles being driven by British drivers increased by over 20%1. Increasing numbers of cars on the road means traffic incidents are part of life, and over 95% of road traffic accidents are caused by driver behaviour, but it is rare that independent witnesses can provide evidence to insurers2. The claims process can be complicated and frustrating.

Evidence and proof of responsibility is essential, and drivers can now record and email this evidence directly from their iPhone. If a crash occurs or an impact is detected, Witness will automatically save the recent recorded video. The footage can then be saved on the iPhone.

Insurers can get accurate information about an accident without expensive video cameras, GPS sensors and accelerometers, helping reduce premiums. All this technology is available on the iPhone and built into the Witness app.

Andy Wright, Witness founder, said "For years commercial drivers have had the capability of monitoring their drivers, but the technology was out of reach for the majority. Witness was designed to fill this gap, and to film incidents and accidents on the road to provide accurate evidence for any claims."

Designed by App Developers UK, part of the TMTI group of companies, Witness works with minimal input, so that drivers' sole focus is on the road.

For those who are involved in an accident, Witness guides you through a step-by-step process to get the evidence you need, from collecting details of witnesses and other drivers, through to contacting emergency services and insurance providers.

Wright continued "Witness gives people the peace of mind that any incident will be recorded and provides relevant information for people at a time when they are shaken. For the first time, all of this is available to the general public in a high quality and extremely affordable app."

1/2 http://www2.dft.gov.uk/pgr/statistics/datatablespublications/tsgb/latest/tsgb2010accidents.pdf

About Witness

Witness™ was designed to film incidents and accidents on the road. If you are unfortunate enough to have an accident then you will have the video saved and ready for any insurance or legal claims that might arise. And more than that, the Witness™ app will help you, at a time when you might be shaken, to follow the right steps after an accident. It can send an automatic email to a person of your choice informing them you have been in some kind of incident, as well as prompting you to get the contact details of witnesses and other drivers, reminding you to take pictures of the scene of the accident and any damage. It also reminds you to give your own details and contact your insurance company and the police where necessary. Built-in tools help you collect all this data.

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