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    Default What is GPS Speed detection? Never heard of it in the US

    I had never heard of such , GPS Speed Detection? What is it? I ran across this site that said it had the best in Anti-GPS Speed Detection, I kinda noticed a product called the Road Angel and wondered how it compared to the Drive Smart products.

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    First off it's "Drive Smart", their soon to be released jammer is call the Defender2. I would consider the Drive-Smart system the best GPS camera detector available. what it does is alert you of photo cameras in the area, by using GPS. cammera locations are inputed and updated via internet. Photo-radar is big in Europe

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    "Fixed" photoradar traps are very popular in Europe, being in UK were they are most popular, they have around 6000!

    Since these radars are installed in one place and let to work aoutomatically 24hrs day, their location can be known. GPS systems incorporate the locations of these fixed speedtraps and alert you we you approach them. As new traps are installed, you actualise your database through the internet conection.

    These systems do not "detect" radar, they only have a database of coordinates (they can conicide with radar traps or can also have blackspots or school zones, or whatever) so they are 100% legal throught Europe unlike radar detectors.

    Their drawback is that they do not warn of mobile traps like radar guns, radar-cars or radar-tripods becuase their location varies from day to day and cannot be known before hand to include in the database. The only thing you can do is a database of know places were they set up mobile traps but that is not as effective as a radar detector.

    Depending on the European country you live in you will have a different proportion of mobile traps vs fixed traps and that will dictate which systems is better (detector of GPS) or both. In UK most traps are fixed so GPS system work great. In Spain its about 40 fixed vs 60% mobile so Radar detector is the way to go, but since Multanova fixed traps are so hard to detect with fair distance with a detector, the GPS makes a great compliment to the detector.

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    So the traps can't be picked up on a detector?

    Wouldn't the gov. just put traps all up and down a road so you slow down throughout the whole road, or look alikes.
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    Some can be picked up by RD and some can not. The Gatso units tend to emit fairly detectable waves, the Multanovas have always been "difficult" to detect, and of course the piezoelectric / inductive / SPECS types are impossible to detect. Laser speedcameras also exist but they are actually not so difficult to detect, much easier than laser guns.

    In the UK and elsewhere there are a few speed cameras that play "musical chairs" between the boxes... ie you have 12 boxes but only 6 camera setups and they are moved from one to the other. It's relatively rare to find that but it does go on, in such a case all the boxes would be registered on the GPS, and a supplemental radar detector could help you on that.

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    Wow, thanks for the great info!
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    Yes, in UK they have mostly GATSOs which work on the 24,125GHz K band so they can be picked up by a detector way in advanced. But they don't have the Ka Multanovas in UK. Multanovas work in the higher 34,3GHz frecuency (less propagating) and much lower power (0,2-0,5mW) son much harder to pick up in advance.

    And they have some Truvelos which are the inductive coils under the pavement that SmaartAasSaabr mentioned and some SPECS (Digital Plate Recognition Cameras) which do not emply radar either. So not all fixed traps are detectable by a radar detector.

    There are also "fake" GATSOs boxes which are empty but they also have a simple radar emiter (made by the same company and called "Gatsometer") inside the GATSO box that emits in the same frecuency as the GATSO radar (24GHz), therefore fooling detectors into believeing there is a radar trap there since they are indistingishable from the real thing. That way they can have several fakes per one real and have the same effect as having all real radars. Very popular in Holland I believe, were there is many more fake emiting boxes than actual real radars inside the boxes.

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    Talk about lots of lost money, and scamming going on. You people really should slow down over there! hahhaha j/k!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StlouisX50
    So the traps can't be picked up on a detector?

    Wouldn't the gov. just put traps all up and down a road so you slow down throughout the whole road, or look alikes.
    hahah not only would that be annoying...but it would be very costly....intresting thought though...haha....


    I belive they can be picked up, they are usually k band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StlouisX50
    Wouldn't the gov. just put traps all up and down a road so you slow down throughout the whole road, or look alikes.
    That would slow down the traffic and nobody would speed. Putting the cameras only one on a place where people can drive very quickly is more, erm, "profitable" :roll:

 

 

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