iPhone App and Device Pair Help Drivers Avoid Speeding Fines
An average of 110,000 to 125,000 speeding tickets are issued every day nationwide, each carrying an average fine of $150, according to the National Motorists Association. Grand total? Between $16.5 and $18.75 million each day.
As long as you are not a Virginia or Washington, D.C. resident, where such devices are illegal, a radar detector may help avoid a ticket. Cobra iRadar pairs a radar and laser detection device with the iPhone 4, using the iPhone’s Bluetooth wireless connection to provide information far beyond whether or not an officer is lurking nearby with a speed gun.
Cobra’s iRadar is a palm-sized device that provides 360 degree monitoring and integrates with a free iRadar app. On its own, it functions like a traditional radar detector with audible alerts.
But ued in tandem with the iPhone , the app notifies drivers of speed and redlight cameras, known speed traps, and the presence of radar and laser guns. The app accesses the phone’s GPS data and Cobra’s own camera and driving hazard database to provide real-time alerts.
The iRadar has a City/Highway mode that reduces false alerts in urban areas. In City Mode, the unit will automatically filter out false alerts caused by automatic door openers. In Highway Mode, the device emits immediate alerts.
iRadar can be attached to the windshield with suction cups or hard-installed on the dashboard. For less distracted viewing, the iPhone should be placed in a car mount on the dashboard of the car.
Cobra iRadar device is $130; iRadar app is free.
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