Escort unveils connected car radar / laser detection system
Escort, Inc. announced the launch of the new Escort Max 360c, claimed to be the first radar and laser detector designed for the connected car. With built-in Wi-Fi, the MAX 360c updates through the on-board Wi-Fi connection and alerts the driver to the latest ticket threats in real-time.
The unit connects directly to the connected car's Wi-Fi and automatically connects to Escort Live, the company’s real-time ticket-protection network, without the need for a smartphone to connect to the detector. Escort Live keeps drivers aware of upcoming alerts received and reported by other users in the area, and provides access to local speed limit data for over-speed alerts.
If users do not have a connected car or Wi-Fi signal, they can still pair their smartphones using Bluetooth in the Max 360c and get all the features of Escort Live. When they get home or park near a Wi-Fi connection, the detector will automatically update to the latest software and firmware without having to remove the unit from the car.
The device features a slimmer design with LED arrows to indicate the direction of the radar threat. Its multi-color OLED display is designed to intuitively display both the threat type and strength as well as the vehicle’s speed so the driver can make the best decision for each threat in HD resolution. The system also includes the EZ Mag Mount. It attaches and releases the detector with a magnetic touch and reportedly eliminates all bouncing or detachment during a drive.
The system also includes 360-degree directional alert arrows; front and rear radar detection; GPS intelligence; IVT Filter, an updateable system that automatically reduces false alerts from external in-vehicle technology sources; SmartCord USB with USB charging port, power LED, alert LED, and mute button; and dual language capability with English and Spanish voice and text.
The Escort Max 360c will be available in mid-November exclusively through EscortRadar.com.