Nissan unveils 360º dashcam, JukeCam, for in car and action filming

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Nissan has unveiled its latest innovation for drivers with a sense of adventure. Called JukeCam, it’s being billed as the world’s first integrated multipurpose 360º dashcam that can also be used as an action sports camera.

Two bespoke mounts are provided – one that’s integrated into the dashboard of a Nissan Juke crossover, and another attached to a helmet.

Developed in conjunction with 360fly, a manufacturer of 360º cameras, JukeCam’s dual-purpose capability is showcased in a new video – shot in 4K quality – starring members of Xpogo, an extreme pogo team (see YouTube video below).

During filming, stunt performer Dalton Smith jumped over three Nissan Jukes in a row with just one bounce between them. Perhaps not surprisingly that set a Guinness World Records title for Most Consecutive Cars Jumped Over on a Pogo Stick. Yes, there really is a Guinness World Record for everything these days, it seems. 

Says Xpogo’s Dalton Smith:
“This was never going to be an easy world record to break, but the team and I are always up for a challenge. When Nissan approached us with the idea of JukeCam we were all super-excited. Nissan’s JukeCam is an awesome concept for drivers; I could definitely put it to good use.”

The fully integrated JukeCam has an ‘always-on’ recording capacity of three hours when used as a dashcam, allowing journeys to be recorded should the footage be required for an insurance claim. Once JukeCam is detached from the dashboard-mounted base to be used as an action camera, the battery will last up to two hours.

Says Helen Perry, Chief Marketing Manager, Juke, Nissan Europe:

“Nissan is always seeking to innovate and create new features for its customers, and is a leader when it comes to fitting cameras into cars. JukeCam was born out of a desire to create a camera product which fits with the active lives of our customers. It’s perfect for use on the road as a dashcam, but versatile enough to be easily removed to create amazing 360º first-person footage of their adventures.”

Nissan claims to lead the way in making intelligent in-car camera technology more accessible, with a focus on 360º views to improve road safety. Intelligent Around View Monitor is Nissan’s innovative parking camera system which creates an all-around bird’s eye view to help drivers detect obstacles during low-speed manoeuvres such as parking. An earlier version of this system was first introduced in 2012 on the Qashqai.

Almost 800,000 Jukes have been sold in Europe since the car’s launch in 2010. Of those, 133,000 have been fitted with Intelligent Around View Monitor. With four cameras per car, it means a total of 532,000 cameras have been fitted to the Juke since its introduction.

JukeCam 360fly tech spec:

Internal Memory

64GB

Resistance

Dustproof, shockproof, waterproof up to 1 ATM

Charging Time

2 Hours

Battery Life

2 Hours

Recording Capacity

3 hours

Circumference

71mm

Resolution

4K

Capabilities

360° video, stills & VR

Weight

172g

 See stunt performer Dalton Smith jump over three Nissan Jukes in a row with just one bounce between them in this YouTube video below: 

 

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Chris Price