# Thread: Imagine this Laser Intercept Scenario

1. ## Imagine this Laser Intercept Scenario

You are moving down the open road at a safe speed. This velocity however, exceeds the posted limit enough to cause you problems if you are intercepted at these numbers.

You are approaching the top of a hill and just as you hit the zenith of the hill a klaxon goes off in your bluetooth headset. At the same time a series of bright LEDs start blinking on your dash. At first with only 2 of the 16 LEDs blink but every second that goes by an additional 2 LEDs light up and start blinking.

In your ear, half of a second after the initial klaxon you hear the following:

"Kustom Prolite Laser Intercept detected in front. Posted Speed Limit is 75 miles per hour. Your speed is 95 miles per hour. Shutdown in 5 seconds or at posted speed."

Each second thereafter it states your speed. 80, 75, Then you hear "You are traveling at posted speed. Shutdown commencing."

2 seconds later you hear "Countermeasures off. Kustom Prolite inteception still in progress."

You spot the officer leaning over the hood of his cruiser getting his daily sunburn. As you go by he slightly drops the laser gun as he awaits the next vehicle arriving at the crest of the hill.

At that same moment you hear "Intercept terminated."

Meanwhile your vehicle's other occupants barely have any idea what just happened.

You have just successfully avoided another summons. All the while you have been driving safely and very aware of your surroundings.

5 seconds later you hear "Intercept information successfully transmitted to Trapster"

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Everything that you have just read is technology that in available but not yet assembled into one product.

Wouldn't it be nice? I would pay big \$\$\$ for such a product and I think many of you would do the same.

Who is going to build it?

If you build it we will buy it...

2. ## Re: Imagine this Laser Intercept Scenario

Hmm, I guess its a possibility. You're story reminded me of something else but I won't go there.

3. ## Re: Imagine this Laser Intercept Scenario

Are you seeing planes? Is your name Tattoo? Because I swear to God, you're living on Fantasy Island.

4. ## Re: Imagine this Laser Intercept Scenario

Good idea, but the problem I can see is maintaining the speed limit database. It would simply be huge, and subject to being outdated almost as soon as its updated due to the 5.7 million miles of paved roads in the USA alone with localities changing them for different reason and having to map a speed limit to every 1/4 mile (roughly). That's assuming the speed limit for every one of those miles is even available in a database to purchase. (Maybe Navtec would have it). I have to wonder how huge the database would be, and if producing the hardware in a small package powerful enough to handle that would be cost-prohibitive. Naturally the technology will catch up with the idea... but what about in the meantime. Overall, I think the market would be small which would make it even more expensive.

5. ## Re: Imagine this Laser Intercept Scenario

Garmin nav's have all the speed limits. Except maybe some backroads....

6. ## Re: Imagine this Laser Intercept Scenario

The unit would use your internet enabled cell phone for database updates. Because your smartphone has a GPS in it, it will not need the entire US/Canada/European database, just the areas that you are likely to travel in. The service would be smart enough to know the areas that do not have cell coverage and obtain data that spans over to the next coverage area.

The PSL info would be used on major roads and others where possible. You have to remember that if you drive in a manner that attracts attention you are at risk from many different means of speed detection.

As far as manufacturing goes it would be a blend of a smartphone and laser jammer devices.

Bluetooth is appearing on a number of devices that weren't thought of before. Cobra even has a Bluetooth enabled CB.

The technology is there. No real innovation is needed, just use the features that are already available to smartphones like serial, ftp, a2dp, handsfree and others. Of course it would take the right phone but keep an eye on future Android phones and Verizon. Think Google maps and open apps.

Your Jammer would be the "man in the middle device". It would connect to the cell phone using the protocols already mentioned and your headset would connect to the jammer interface.

It would cost more because of the innovation but as far as cost to build per device, it would increase very little.

7. ## Re: Imagine this Laser Intercept Scenario

Originally Posted by muledoe1
Are you seeing planes? Is your name Tattoo? Because I swear to God, you're living on Fantasy Island.
2 years ago I bet you would have said the same thing about Trapster

8. ## Re: Imagine this Laser Intercept Scenario

Originally Posted by bharv001
Garmin nav's have all the speed limits. Except maybe some backroads....
Most all of them do so they can calculate trip times, but it could be extremely critical to have a data base that is always up to date, and has a finer degree of resolution with speed limit changes. Hope I explained it in a good way, not sure I'm coming across correctly with written text. I guess what I'm trying to say is the accuracy of the speed limits would need to always be up to date, and the exact location of each of the speed limit signs in the database as well. The device would need the processing power to not only handle GPS, jamming and detecting at the same time. I think its all there, but again, I believe its a small market and as such would be cost prohibitive for 99.99% of the market. A good detector is \$400-500, plus more than that for the jammers, add on the other features and you're talking about \$1500+. Yeah, hard core guys like some you find here would buy it... but hard core is a very small market. That's just my opinion - not stating it as fact. If someone could make the entire package for under \$1000 I'd consider it, but not a penny more.

9. ## Re: Imagine this Laser Intercept Scenario

Originally Posted by WRX STiMULi
Originally Posted by muledoe1
Are you seeing planes? Is your name Tattoo? Because I swear to God, you're living on Fantasy Island.
2 years ago I bet you would have said the same thing about Trapster
I been wanting to use that movie quote all day today for some reason, now that i did, i can sit down at watch some TV lol.

10. ## Re: Imagine this Laser Intercept Scenario

It all seems like it would take too long. You should try to JTK in less than 2-3 seconds.

Plus, I don't really know what Bluetooth is (not saying others don't use it...). Don't really like to talk and drive....

What I would like is for the LI to continue to alert what gun it was that was targeting you. Maybe, instead of killing the power to the jammer, kills the jamming, but not the entire unit.

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