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● Leveraging latest AI-powered technology and offering real-time access from anywhere,
Nextbase iQ makes any vehicle safer, smarter, and more secure
● Starting under $500 and available exclusively in-store at Best Buy and online at, and
● Named among TIME Best Inventions, the Best of CES, and Fast Company’s Innovation by Design,
Nextbase iQ is the world’s first aftermarket connected-car platform, creating new consumer
electronics category

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. – October 30, 2023 – Nextbase, the global leader in dash cam technology, today
introduced Nextbase iQ, a truly smart, fully connected dash cam designed for any vehicle. Featuring the
latest AI-powered technology and 4G IoT connectivity for real-time access from anywhere at any time
through the iQ app, Nextbase iQ is more than just the world’s best dash cam; it allows users to
anticipate, prevent and defend against incidents both on the road and while parked.
Available now – iQ is offered exclusively in-store at Best Buy across the United States and Canada, and
online at, and – iQ starts under $500 USD/$700 CAD and is
the world’s only connected smart dash cam offering up to 4K resolution and a built-in interior cabin
camera with infrared. Users can achieve complete vehicle coverage when the iQ is equipped with the
optional third rear window mounted POV – the iQ Rear Camera*.
“Nextbase iQ is unlike anything on the market today,” said Richard Browning, Chief Marketing and Sales
Officer for Nextbase. “It sets a new benchmark for dash cams. But more than that, it creates a whole
new category by extending high-end smart home-style connectivity into the car and making advanced
connected-car technology – on par or even better than that offered on the most expensive,
tech-forward new cars – available to everyone, regardless of the age, type or value of their vehicle.”
Honored among TIME’s List of Best Inventions, the Best of CES, and Fast Company’s Innovation by
Design, the Nextbase iQ boasts the safety and security you’d expect from the best smart home systems,
but now in your vehicle. Key world-first features include:
● Smart Sense Parking – dual-technology powered by Nextbase’s proximity sensing Spatial
Awareness and G-Force Sensors that scans the area surrounding your vehicle and warns of any
dangers via real-time notifications to your smartphone with imagery and video.
● Witness Mode – voice-activated, instantly saves a 30-minute block of video to the cloud and
instantly pushes a notification to an emergency contact in real-time, so you never face a
stressful situation alone or without evidence
● Emergency SOS – automatic alerts for emergency services with location and other potentially
life saving details following a serious accident.
● Live View – Via the iQ app, see what’s going on in or around your vehicle at any time. The app
also allows you to live stream, trigger an audible alarm, two-way talk (with future iQ firmware
update), view video history, share and more.
● Real-Time event notifications – sent to your phone wherever you are in the world, whether
there’s a bump in the parking lot or an intruder attempting to enter your vehicle.
● Voice Activation – Hands free voice commands to enable privacy features such as mute, turn off
cabin cam, activating Witness Mode, and more.
● Driving/Security Mode – iQ is able to detect the status of the vehicle and switch between
driving mode and parking mode, in which it scans for threats, while avoiding car battery

Looking ahead
The Nextbase iQ is an ‘evergreen product’ that will continuously evolve with new firmware releases,
and additional features added throughout ownership, no matter the date of purchase. A number of
new features already planned just weeks after launch, include:
● Guardian Mode – notifies vehicle owners/parents based on specific customizable driving
behavior triggers, such as speeding, erratic driving, and GPS boundaries, to keep you alerted
when your vehicle is left with a valet, mechanic or family member.
● Push to Talk – allows you to speak directly with occupants in the vehicle or alert intruders to
your presence.
● Roadwatch AI – uses the powerful Computer Vision (CV) chipset and high-grade cameras to run
AI software on edge, that tracks the speeds and trajectories of other vehicles around you, as
well as pedestrians, cyclists and e-scooters.
● Encrypted Incident Reports – in partnership with T-Mobile IoT, real time footage and reports can
be shared with authorities or insurance companies following any incident to protect drivers and
their vehicles. The encrypted incident reports will consist of synchronized data including speed,
G-Force, GPS and video.
● Driver Aware (AI-powered DMS) – monitors and improves drivers situational awareness and
reduces distracted driving.
● Vehicle Aware (AI-powered ADAS) – improves safe operation of the vehicle and allows drivers
to respond accordingly.
These future feature additions will all be made available seamlessly through the iQ’s unique
over-the-air update capability and powerful automotive-grade CV chipset.
Pricing and availability
The Nextbase iQ is available starting today exclusively at Best Buy stores and online at,, and
Three iQ models are available at launch for all budgets and vehicles:
● 1K @ 1080p resolution model is available at $499.99 USD/$699.99 CAD
● 2K @ 1440p resolution model at $599.99 USD/$849.99 CAD
● 4K @ 4k resolution model at $699.99 USD/$999.99 CAD.
An optional rear camera will also be available at $199.99 USD/$249.99 CAD.
The Nextbase iQ works hand-in-hand with the all-new Nextbase iQ app, available in app stores now. It
is supported by three subscription packages, starting with the free Solo service, Protect and Protect
Solo – Free
● iQ app
● Voice control
● Real-time text notifications
Protect – $9.99 USD/$13.99 CAD per month or $99.99 USD/$134.99 CAD annually
● iQ app
● Voice Control
● Real-time image notifications
● Live view (60 minutes)
● Smart Sense Parking
● Witness mode
● *RoadWatch AI
● *Guardian Mode
● Remote Alarm
● Cloud Storage – 30 days
Protect Plus – $19.99 USD/$27.99 CAD per month or $199.99 USD/$274.99 CAD annually
● As above plus
● Cloud Storage – 180 days
● *Multiple User Accounts
● Emergency SOS
● *Automated incident back-up
● Extended Warranty (with annual subscription purchase)

  • Coming soon
    Nextbase offers iQ users maximum flexibility when choosing a subscription, starting with the free Solo
    plan, which provides users the best Dash Cam video protection available today. Stepping up to unlock
    the 4G connected smart features, Protect and Protect plus, users can choose between monthly or
    annual subscriptions, taking advantage of discounts for an annual commitment or choosing to activate
    on a month-by-month basis, opting for full coverage and connectivity only when needed. And now
    through December 31, 2023, U.S.- and Canada-based customers purchasing a Nextbase iQ can take
    advantage of a special three-month trial subscription (either Protect or Protect Plus) free of charge.
    For more information on the Nextbase iQ, visit
    Nextbase is the global leader in dash cam technology with more than 55% market share across Europe
    and more than 75% in its UK home market. In North America, Nextbase leads the dash cam category as
    the No. 1 growing brand, ranking first in market share since its introduction in 2019. Nextbase is
    dedicated to transcending the dash cam category, bringing high-quality dash cams that are backed,
    supported and tested by a team of technical engineers who always have the driver and safety of the
    road top of mind. Nextbase can be found in more than 8,100 retail locations in North America and
    Canada including Best Buy, Best Buy Canada, Walmart, and Amazon. Additionally, Nextbase offers a
    broad range of solutions for consumer, fleet and automotive manufacturers including Lexus, Toyota,
    Hyundai and more. To learn more, visit and follow along on Instagram at
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