The hottest dash cam on the market right now is probably the BlackVue DR900X Plus and the Thinkware U1000 - both equipped with an 8MP image sensor, offers multiple parking surveillance modes, and can do so much more than just record your drive. Pair it with your smartphone, and you can control the camera and playback your 4K UHD footage anytime in just a few taps.
But dash cams were never this glorious. In fact, the dash cam has come a long way since William Harbeck brought a hand-crank camera onboard a Victoria streetcar to capture the ride for the motion picture screen.
So let’s take a trip down memory lane and explore the dash cam’s roots and how it became the trusty little camera we can’t leave home without today.
Prefer watching over reading? Here's our video on The History of Dash Cams.