Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Central Indiana
Question about Laser (Lidar) speed detection
OK. Here's the thing. I am NOT a speed-demon, so please do not lecture unless you absolutely cannot stop yourself.
I am considering some out-of-state trips on the new Wing, and I am considering a radar detector. I am inclined towards the escort 9500i. HOWEVER, iam curoius about the newer laser detection.
NOT how it works, that I pretty much comprehend. Nor, am I interested in Jamming. What I am curious about is this:
What percentage of speed dection does it comprise? How fast is it being adopted across the country? I have googled just a tad, but did not see this type of info.
What I'm trying to determine is NOT whether or not I will get stopped (I REALLY don't speed that much) but how long a new dectector will be viable (for plain old radar in all the various bands).
While I don't zip along at 75 or 80 MPH, I do sometimes pass a car, or two or 3 that are in the right lane, going a bit slower than me. We are all exceeding the posted limit, but not by a huge amount. However, when I pass, I believe in getting it the heck over with. I don't like riding down the road with a car right beside me for any period of time. I want to be either well back, or ahead enough that I am seen.
So, when I pass, there are times when I am in the left, accelerating, feeling vulnerable, and will soon merge right and slow back down. But, for those moments, it would be nice to have some warning if there's somebody ahead "Lighting Up" cars as they go by. I know it's not fool-proof. But it sure could improve the odds for this manuever, and for that alone, I like the idea. The same applies on my commute to work, which is over 40 miles. Car or Bike, I don't like to take "minutes" to "ease by" somebody. But, if I am going to shell out some $$$, then I am curious about how fast the newer detection technologies are being adopted, and how soon the gizmo will be half-way (or more ) useless.
So, if anybody can point me to a web-site that talks about the adoption and/or prevalence of Lidar, and newer technolgies, I would like to read it. I figure somebody out there is in the know about these things, and all I need is a link or two.
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