887 Million Vehicles Manufactured Worldwide In 10 Years!

887 Million Vehicles Manufactured Worldwide In 10 Years!

On New Years Eve 1879 the first petrol powered car took its first journey. 138 years later there are now 1.4 billion vehicles on the road and it is impossible to imagine a world without them.

The world population has grown by a massive 13% in just 10 years, but in the same time period the number of vehicles on the road has increased by a staggering 42%. The number of new vehicles purchased each year has increased by 33%.

With the number of vehicles increasing at such a significantly higher rate than the number of people on the planet, it is no surprise that the worlds car manufacturers are looking at alternatives to diesel and petrol powered vehicles. Oil is a finite resource which will come to an end eventually, but more importantly petrol and diesel will continue to go up in price. Electric and hydrogen powered vehicles are a couple of alternatives which are on the rise.

There is also the environmental impact which an ever-increasing number of vehicles poses, including rising co2 emissions, the material resources used in vehicle manufacturing and the disruption to wildlife from an ever-increasing number of roads being built.

It is probably no surprise that the largest manufacturer of vehicles in the world is China. But while America has seen a decrease in vehicle manufacturing over the past 40 years, they still remain the second biggest manufacturer in the world. But China manufacture almost double the number of vehicles, so there is a big gap between China and the US and indeed the rest of the world.

See the infographic below which shows the full story behind the worlds love affair with the motor vehicle.

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Vehicle Cameras



SmartWitness SVC1080-LCA vehicle accident camera provides complete protection

Produced by SmartWitness, the SVC1080-LCA camera provides evidence to protect drivers against bogus or inaccurate claims following an accident or incident.

Such events include accidents unlawfully set up for the purpose of making fraudulent insurance claims; false and exaggerated whiplash claims; contradictory and opposing accounts of events; and speed-camera and traffic-signal disputes.

As a 1080P full HD vehicle accident camera with 3-axis G-sensor and GPS receiver, this device captures and accurately records data on a vehicle’s location, driving style – including speed, acceleration, braking and steering – and the impact-force involved with any incident.

Whatever the circumstances, developments leading up to and after an incident are accurately recorded – the result of the unit’s numerous high-specification features, including especially its 170° lens, which shows the road from behind the wheel and provides a comprehensive view of all events.

Small, discreet and unobtrusive – in order not to attract attention from passengers or pedestrians – this camera blends perfectly with any vehicle’s interior.


  • Image Sensor 3MP CMOS Sensor
  • Standard DSP
  • 170° Lens Angle and View
  • VGA Video Resolution (640×480), (1280×720) 720P
  • Adjustable recording speed going up to a max of 30 frames per second
  • Two recording modes; Parking mode and Non stop mode see below for more details
  • Recording Time: 4GB storage = 19 Hours or 32GB = 167 Hours
  • Backup SD Memory Card
  • Supports memory cards of up to 32GB
  • Loop overwrite recording function so that you never run out of recording space
  • Internal GPS, making sure you get accuracy of vehicle speed and location
  • 3-Axis G Force Sensor
  • Internal RTC Battery
  • Event Alarm, SD Card Error
  • 2 LEDs (Record, Overwrite)
  • Download PC software
  • 12V ~ 24V DC Power Input
  • Power Consumption 5W

Recording Modes

Non stop recording with a shock sensor to detect and mark any incident or accident
Parking recording, set the camera to switch on constant recording if the vehicle is parked for more than 5 minutes

Playback and Review:

The camera is bundled with easy to use playback software for PCs and Mac, giving you the option to:

  • Play recordings back
  • Search all footage by time and date
  • Search all footage by vehicle speed
  • Search all footage for incidents and accidents
  • Save screenshots in JPEG format
  • Save backups in AVI or MP4 formats

Additional Features:

  • The cameras can be fully integrated with Google Maps, Google Earth and Google Street View
  • Monitors driving Style by constantly looking at the acceleration, speed, braking and steering of the vehicle
  • Built-in battery backup in case the power supply is cut off in an incident or accident.

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