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Cool new RADAR TRAP iPhone app coming!

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Speed Trap Information Network
powered by radar detectors
RadarActive allows automotive enthusiasts to connect their radar detectors to a live speed trap network, thereby enabling automatic sharing of speedtraps.
What does it mean? Imagine:

* Mike has a Valentine One™ radar detector and an iPhone.
* Mike downloads RadarActive and uses the V1-iPhone interface to connect the radar detector to the iPhone.
* Now, speedtraps registered by Mike’s V1 are shared with all RadarActive App users.

Speedtrap around the corner? Speedtrap 10-20 miles away? Police is using instant on radar? Police is using hard to detect LIDAR?
No problem. The speedtrap is already on the map – power of the community. And props to the first one to tag the LEO.

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There's already other apps out there that are cross platform that allow you to report speed traps. (trapster, waze, etc) Aside from connecting your phone to a radar detector how is this different?

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There's already other apps out there that are cross platform that allow you to report speed traps. (trapster, waze, etc) Aside from connecting your phone to a radar detector how is this different?
This is LIVE automatically registered data that is EXACT, not self reported and delayed, and sort of in that area....

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There's already other apps out there that are cross platform that allow you to report speed traps. (trapster, waze, etc) Aside from connecting your phone to a radar detector how is this different?
Isn't that enough? The radar detector and the app working together to warn you of speed traps seems pretty cool to me.

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They can only report the trap if they detect it... and your detector should be good enough to detect it too.

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They can only report the trap if they detect it... and your detector should be good enough to detect it too.
Not if it's a speed trap using laser or instant on.

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Not if it's a speed trap using laser or instant on.
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My cobra alerts to laser on other cars just fine... saved my bacon numerous times on 88 last wed.

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Interesting idea, similar to how they were talking about getting phone's GPS to track traffic and broadcast it to everyone. Wonderful idea, but never took off due to lack of participation.

I notice no solid list of compatible radar detectors.

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My cobra alerts to laser on other cars just fine... saved my bacon numerous times on 88 last wed.
Of course, my Passport does too, but it's not nearly as reliable as a system like the one proposed with this app would be.

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Of course, my Passport does too, but it's not nearly as reliable as a system like the one proposed with this app would be.
Only as reliable as someone detecting it first and having the ability to be in the system... ie: False sense of security.

When you drive as if they can be doing this from anywhere, you are much better off.

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When you drive as if they can be doing this from anywhere, you are much better off.
I'm guessing you drive like my grandma

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No, I certainly do not...unless she has a lead foot too. Know the areas you drive, ask yourself where you would hide to trap people and conduct yourself accordingly while always looking for signs of 'the man' (not just their car but how traffic responds up ahead when THEY see them).

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No, I certainly do not...unless she has a lead foot too. Know the areas you drive, ask yourself where you would hide to trap people and conduct yourself accordingly while always looking for signs of 'the man' (not just their car but how traffic responds up ahead when THEY see them).
I'd rather just get an expensive radar detector and the app in question. All that stuff you listed takes too much time while getting a hummer, texting, smoking a cig and eating a burrito while driving a manual car. I have my priorities

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I'd rather just get an expensive radar detector and the app in question. All that stuff you listed takes too much time while getting a hummer, texting, smoking a cig and eating a burrito while driving a manual car. I have my priorities
Hell in that case, they should have one for street walkers, updated in real time with rankings and known pimps/stds...

but noted earlier, my cobra's not let me down yet...

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