http://www.insurancebusinessonline.com.au, December 23, 2016. by Maryvonne Gray
We all know how much those Gen-Y’ers love to strike a pose for their latest selfie shot.
Well now they can even satisfy that need while driving the car – Citroen’s new C3 hatchback to be precise.
The ‘funky and feisty’ five-door, five-seater vehicle is expected to especially resonate with the selfie crowd because of its in-built camera system.
It features a forward-facing, high definition, integrated camera just behind the rear view mirror that allows you to take snaps for fun – perfect for those Instagram enthusiasts.
Even better, the camera has a wide-angle 120-degree view and pictures and videos can be downloaded directly on to a smartphone via an app.
But car industry reviewers such as the Daily Mail’s Ray Massey have also highlighted the serious intent behind the smartly-pitched gimmick.
The video system is designed to automatically store recorded footage 30 seconds before and 60 seconds after a collision which could then act as evidence in insurance claims for instance.
And with the rise in popularity of dashboard mounted cameras, it makes sense to have one in-built.
The car, whose futuristic design is aimed to appeal to younger, tech-savvy drivers, also boasts extras including keyless entry and start and blind-spot monitoring.