Honda's Drive Recorder is the solution to he-said/she-said arguments involving car crashes. The Drive Recorder is essentially a souped-up black box. It includes a camera that records video and audio for 12 seconds prior to a crash and eight seconds after. Also included is a box that records other important data and statistics, such as speed and deceleration rates.

All of the data gets stored on a solid-state SD flash card that can easily be dumped onto a computer and saved for when that jackass comes back to try and slap a lawsuit on you. The camera lens makes use of a 135-degree field of vision to capture everything visible from your windshield.

The Drive Recorder is currently available in Japan for $500 for Honda owners. [Honda via Giz]