Today we spent considerable amount of time testing the new Drive Smart system. We recorded portions of the test and the video is available here:
Testing was done at 300 and 500 feet. The testing at 300 feet are in the video
(The Blinder LED light and buzzer is mounted above the Drive Smart unit)
LTI 20/20 laser gun test: (This portion of the test was not recorded, battery died on recorder)
The Drive Smart activated immediately detecting the LTI 20/20 laser gun in all 10 shots!
Stalker Laser Gun
At the 500 foot mark, the Drive Smart missed 1 hit of the Stalker. At 300 feet it captured all 5 hits.
Laser Atlanta Non Stealth The Drive Smart alerted to all hits at 500 and 300 feet
Laser Atlanta Stealth Mode (I still have an older Blinder and have not upgraded yet, so the you'll notice that the Blinder does not activate. Also the batteries on the radio start to fade at the end of the test)
The Drive Smart alerted to all hits at 500 and 300 feet of the LA Stealth Mode.
1- The Drive Smart team provided an update earlier last week to upgrade the unit to receive the Stealth Mode. For what ever reasons, two of my laptops that have Windows XP Pro would not communicate with the Drive Smart system. A third laptop that I have loaded the software without any problems. It is unknown why the first two laptops would not communicate with the system.
It is great having this ability to do your own updates, but I would hope that the software would be a little more user friendly.
2 - Prior to doing the update, upon start up of the Drive Smart, it would come up with the main navigation screen with the Drive Smart voice welcome. Now, upon start up, it comes up with an immediate laser hit. I am sure that a software fix will correct this little bug.
3- There has been an increase in false alerts since the software upgrade. During a 200 mile trip, the Drive Smart alerted twice to false laser alerts. Again, I am sure that they will have a software fix for this problem.
4- Overall I am impressed with the unit thus far and look forward in testing their laser jammer head that will connect to this unit.