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Question for a networked world

2011-03-11 23:36:07.957603+00 by Dan Lyke 7 comments

Question for a networked world: Why haven't we seen cooperative radar detector networks yet?

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-12 00:56:16.757328+00 by: Dan Lyke


#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-12 12:07:38.123996+00 by: andylyke

Isn't that where you flash your lights at oncoming traffic after you've passed a trap? (Old technology)

#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-12 17:08:49.215626+00 by: Dan Lyke

Exactly. We were thinking about ways that technology can update older communication mechanisms.

And http://www.radaractive.com/

#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-12 18:34:30.588323+00 by: Larry Burton

Maybe put two way radios in cars so people can monitor open broadcasts of each other to update where speed traps have been sighted. Maybe people could even develop their own language like has been done with texting. It could be like an audio Twitter.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-13 00:40:14.513747+00 by: Dan Lyke

We could call it Citizen's Band.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-16 02:18:21.491517+00 by: John Anderson [edit history]

Saw this today: Engadget reports on an Android-aware radar detector. Sounds like no social features yet but it's on the roadmap.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-16 17:29:27.47279+00 by: Dan Lyke

Chasing that report further, looks like there's an iPhone version already, radar detector communicates with iPhone via Bluetooth, iPhone communicates with web site, shares trap positions. Pretty much the whole shebang, and the Android version will implement all that.