The recent approval of the new Road Safety Act introduces many new features, but perhaps one of the most discussion raises is the prohibition of the use in car radar detectors. It should be clarified here that the prohibition does not apply to the device but using detection function. Use shall be punished by a fine of 200 euros and the loss of three points our card. The previous legislation, these devices had taken advantage of a loophole or contradiction with the rules. Since then, the DGT was behind its ban and once in place, will start charge more prominence radar warning devices in real time.
True, they are not comparable technologies, for the simple fact that radar warning devices are based on a public database of the location, both fixed and mobile radars. That is to say, know its possible location, but not with certainty and you can always come up with a new one that is not included in the database. The detectors themselves are able to capture the electromagnetic signal of these radars and warn few meters before.
However, recent radar warning devices that have reached the market have real-time technology based on a user community. To understand, when driving down a road and reach the position of a radar, fixed or mobile, the user brand warn drivers traveling behind and they also have one of these devices. And not only radars, it is also applicable to withholding, works, incidences ...
To learn how they work and what differences occur with respect to radar detectors and inhibitors, we have asked Alejandro Garcia Roque, head of Coyote in Spain, company dedicated to the commercialization of advertisers radar systems for the car. We have taken a drive with him to check on the spot how a radar warning device works in real time.