Doesn't it seem like manufacturers are pretty far behind on this growing tech segment? Dash cams are more than just a toy to catch stupid people getting hurt in amazing new ways (although that is an awesome feature), they are actually a useful tool to decide fault in an accident, prove your innocence, identify criminals, and fight fraud.
But who wants another device that suctions to their windshield and takes up a power socket? Aren't consumers just now getting the clutter off their dashboards with built in nav and Bluetooth streaming phones? We're living in a time when even keys hanging from the ignition is considered messy, and a huge burden to have to put in/take out with every trip. Do you really want to have to unhook your camera and take it inside with you so it doesn't get stolen like it's a pull-out Alpine Dolby cassette deck and it's 1987? I don't.
So come on manufacturers, give me a built-in dash cam. Make it connect to my wireless network so that when my car's in the garage I can review the footage on my iPad. Make it connected, automatic, integrated, and better.