Well I was on my way home from the gym today on Rte. 23 in Northern New Jersey when my V1 started freaking out. I was stopped in traffic at a light in a jug-handle facing at about a 50 degree angle to the highway. As soon as I stopped behind the van in front of me I got a laser alert out of the V1. I let it sit there for a min, power-cycled it once...laser again, let it sit...power cycle again...laser again. I stuck my hand in front of unit and the alert went away...and immediately came back after I removed my hand. Once the light turned green and traffic started moving the alert stopped.
The only possible explanation I can think of is, the sun was beginning to set in the sky behind me and the reflection of sunlight off the chrome fascia above the license plate on the Town & Country in front of me set it off...(Maybe???...will sunlight set off laser?).
Anyone else have any other ideas??
Here is my location when it occurred (Not sure how the link will orient the view so...face the camera towards the Target and the black car in the far left lane [the one that looks like it is next to the white van] is approximately where I was..but with more traffic in front of me):
And here is a picture taken with my phone of the alert:
P.S. I have been getting a lot of laser alerts lately and I have not been able to identify the source.