Browse Publications Technical Papers 2020-01-0875
2020-04-14

Validation of Telemetry Data Acquisition using GoPro Cameras 2020-01-0875

Several GoPro camera models contain Global Positioning System (GPS) and accelerometer instrumentation and are capable of measuring and recording position, velocity and acceleration data. This study evaluates the accuracy of data obtained from GoPro cameras through a series of controlled tests. A test vehicle was instrumented with several GoPro camera units and a Racelogic VBOX data acquisition unit and driven on a road course. The raw data collected with the GoPro cameras and the translations of this data provided by the GoPro desktop software application were compared to data collected with the validated VBOX data acquisition unit. The results demonstrate that position, velocity and acceleration data recorded with GoPro cameras is consistent with VBOX data and is useful for applications related to accident reconstruction.

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