Have you ever driven by a speed trap, and then called or told a friend to warn them? There’s an unspoken allegiance among speeders that compels them to expose any police officers they might see gunning by an overpass or hiding behind a billboard. The thought is that if you save someone the strife of getting pulled over, they will someday do the same for you.
Now, popular mobile electronics producer, Cobra, has taken that concept and given it the power of social media with the release of iRadar Community. Their iRadar app provides radar, laser, and red light detection through a Bluetooth® connection with your smart phone. With the introduction of iRadar Community, users can now post the location of speed traps and have those locations updated for other iRadar users to see.
This is definitely bad news for the highway patrol officers trying to gun down their monthly quotas since it will only take the sacrifice of one iRadar user for everyone else in the iRadar community to be tipped off about that great spot at the bottom of the hill.
This social element to automotive technology isn’t just for skirting speed traps, however, and it can also be used to alert other drivers of hazards in the road or other alerts to keep community members safe. Either way, this is a major development in automotive technology, and is something we expect to see more of in the future.