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Monday, October 1, 2012

Smartphone as a Mobile Radar Detector

Coyote, a Paris based technology company, is at the forefront of smartphone based driving apps that warn drivers about speed cameras and other traffic conditions. Its apps are used by 1.7 million people in Europe. “The two biggest makers of auto navigation devices, Garmin and TomTom, both bundle speed camera alert services with most of their latest products.”

The French Government persuaded Coyote to not disclose the exact location of mobile speed cameras.  Coyote now alerts drivers about “risk zones” only, which can include accidents, traffic jams or speed cameras.  Renault, the French automaker will announce during Paris Motor Show in October that all 2012 Renaults will be equipped with Coyote software.

Reference: O’Brien, Kevin J., In Europe, Speed Cameras Meet Their Technological Match, The New York Times, September 30, 2012

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