The rise of the dash cam is inexorable. The dash cam market has expanded rapidly over the past few years is estimated to reach a worth of US$4.03 billion by the end of 2020. As more people are equipping their vehicles with a dash cam, we are also seeing more car manufacturers offering OEM-branded dash cams in their lineup of optional accessories. For instance, Citroen has cut out the middleman and fitted a dash cam into the C3. Lexus and Toyota have their Lexus/Toyota Genuine Dash Camera available on their Canadian models, Audi has its Universal Traffic Recorder and BMW has the Advanced Car Eye 2.0. A fan of the North American muscle cars? Well, you will find Chevolet’s Performance Data Recorder in the new Corvettes and Camaros, and we heard the camera is insanely powerful.
So, does this mean more car manufacturers will follow suit? We think so. But before you put off getting that 4K UHD dash cam of your dreams, we would like to share a simple fact with you: buying an OEM-branded dash cam is not a good investment, at least not for the time being and probably will not be in the near future either.