Jaguar and GoPro team up on the ultimate dash cam app

Recording yourself driving is a dangerous idea, and especially costly if you’re behind the wheel of a high-end sports car, so what if your luxury vehicle came with a special app to put together a highlight reel of your sweet driving skills, hands-free?

Prestigious automaker Jaguar heard your call, and has teamed up with GoPro to produce ReRun, an app designed to record “high quality video with real-time performance data” as you hit the road in one of Jaguar’s newly announced F-Type 18MY sports cars.

The top-shelf vehicle can connect to a GoPro camera placed on the dash and create a series of clips from your drive, complete with overlaid data like speed, throttle, gear selection, and steering wheel angle to match the footage – turning the final product into something like a real-life Forza Horizon 3 replay.

To use ReRun, you’ll need an iOS device and your choice of either the GoPro Hero5 Black, Hero5 Session, Hero4 Black or Hero4 Silver camera.

The app is available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. We’ve also asked a Jaguar representative whether ReRun will come to Android platforms.

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The F-Type’s built-in Touch Pro system – the console that makes up the ‘brains’ of the luxury vehicle – does more than sync up with a dash cam.

The 60GB SSD and 4G connection inside the car allows for speedy GPS navigation, a decent-sized Spotify library, and special alerts, like nearby parking and fuel stations.

As can be expected, prepare to also shell out some serious green for the privilege. The new F-Type starts at £51,450 (about $62,600/AU$85,100) and climbs up to a staggering £110,000 (about $134,000/AU$182,000) should you spring for the cushiest model.

However, if the partnership is a success, we could see GoPro teaming up with other car makers (read: more affordable ones) for similar apps and experiences. We’ll keep our Jetta-driving fingers crossed.

Via:: techradar



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