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Re: Feature Request - Integration of Bluetooth Radar Detecto

PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:14 am
I think Speedster has a patent for iRadar?

Re: Feature Request - Integration of Bluetooth Radar Detecto

PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:40 am
itcommute wrote:I am unsure what their having a patent would have to do with Waze's ability to collect data from a Bluetooth connected device. If patents regarding use of Bluetooth connected tech were such a concern, then by the same logic, no program on my phone should be allowed to use my Motorola headset, or Logitech keyboard (both bluetooth).

Patents have everything to do with it. Keyboards, Mouses, Bluetooth headsets are designed to have open compatibility. The iRadar isn't. So unless you design an Open-Sourced radar detector that you will be selling to the public and providing Waze with the source code I don't see this happening.

itcommute wrote:I guess what I am saying is, unless their patent specifically stipulates that nothing is allowed to connect to or use the data from the iRadar device, then where is the problem? If there were such a problem, I am sure Google (current owners of Waze) could come up with some agreement with Cobra since its ability to interact with Waze would be mutually beneficial. Waze would have another means of collecting useful data, while Cobra would benefit from getting their product name out there as an item consumers will want (because they can use it with Waze)

Google & Waze are actually 2 separate companies. While yes, Google is the parent company & even though you have a good idea I wouldn't get my hopes up about Waze implementing this into their app. Generally speaking, if it wouldn't help at least 80% of the users there is little chance of something like this becoming possible.

itcommute wrote:On another note, I encourage you to download the iRadar application and try it out so you can see just how awful it is, an how Waze could do it much better. The application is available for free download on both Android and Apple devices, and will work without the presence of an iRadar unit.

I've used it, it is awful.. Hence why I am a Wazer :D

Re: Feature Request - Integration of Bluetooth Radar Detecto

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:41 am
It is highly unlikely that Waze will ever implement such a feature, if it won't benefit at least 80% of the community as a whole.. I would say here in the US there are less than 20% of drivers on the road with radar detector so based on that alone, how many or them use Waze? Maybe 30% at most? Keep in mind, the sole purpose of Waze is for navigating, not to help break the law or avoid getting a ticket.

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Re: Feature Request - Integration of Bluetooth Radar Detecto

PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:06 am
by noellenchris
I've been torn on buying any of the new radar detectors with bluetooth as their apps are not that good. Waze is so popular and more useful, I'd hate to have a map stuck sucking up battery that doesn't really do much from Escort or Cobra. I use Waze where ever I go and wish my radar detectors would automatically post to Waze when I pass a cop.

Another option that might work is sort of like the Voice commands to report something, instead using the radar detectors beeps or voice to trigger the report in waze. Maybe creating some scripts in Tasker to detect the sounds my Radar detector make can automate the report?

Hopefully Waze can come up with something soon. Thanks


Re: Feature Request - Integration of Bluetooth Radar Detecto

PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:31 pm
by SpeedWade
I use both WAZE and a Valentine One radar detector for regular high speed runs between Phoenix and Albuquerque along I-40.

The radar detector is ENORMOUSLY valuable in those areas without GPS coverage. I observe that more and more police radar units hang out in these areas of no coverage. They are clearly "on to" WAZE.

Alas, with "blind spot" detection on newer cars the # of false alerts on radar detectors has skyrocketed in addition to all the other false alerts. One must "interpret" the squawks rather than blinding pumping the brakes everytime it goes off.

My honest opinion is that a radar-detector/WAZE link would be a waste of time.

The truth is, if you "only" drive 7mph over, say 82 in a 75 zone, chances are you will NOT get pulled over. If you ATTEMPT to drive 17 over, 92mph, you probably aren't going to get wherever you are going more than 10% faster than if you only did 7mph over. Why? For starters you'll have to fuel up more often. Second, slower drivers and trucks will frequently prevent you from actually DOING 92. Third, you may waste 30 minutes signing for a ticket. Lastly, the extra few minutes you spend fueling up, taking a leak, getting a soda, looking at all the stuff for sale at Loves truck stop will erase any time you saved doing that extra 10mph.

Reducing your # of stops will get you there sooner than an extra 10mph. Seriously.

Re: Feature Request - Integration of Bluetooth Radar Detecto

PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:57 am
I use an older hardwired K40 radar detector. Sometimes I crank my tunes so loud that I can barely hear it chirping. Waze will interrupt and/or turn down music to report on police and cautions. Would be great to be able to route radar detector through Waze/car speakers.