EMBEDDED Technology’s Talex is a GPS voice-based device with a ‘plug and play’ operating system. It notifies drivers of fixed and mobile safety camera sites, accident blackspots, nearby schools and congestion charging zones.
A voice announcement warns the driver when he or she is within 500 yards of a camera and confirms the speed limit.
New camera positions can be uploaded from the Talex website. Six months’ subscription is included and a further 12 months costs £29.
THE Snooper Evolution is the latest in a long line of Snooper products and claims to be the only available unit with a pan-European database.
The GPS-based device uses audio and visual alerts of mobile and fixed cameras, including congestion charge sites, and confirms the camera type and speed limit.
A ‘smart mute’ function mutes alerts if the driver is within the speed limit, and new locations and blackspots can be added by the user. The database is updated daily by a team of researchers on the road scanning for new cameras.
The unit includes six months free subscription and a two-year warranty, with updates available for download via a USB connection.
THE RoadPilot Micro prides itself on being the world’s smallest GPS driving aid. The unit alerts drivers to the location of hazards, potential danger zones and speed cameras, using visual information and an audible bleep warning.
The GPS technology also feeds a speedometer that is more accurate than a ‘standard’ unit, and the unit advises drivers of speed limits as they approach cameras.
Updating the database can be carried out via USB.
TOAD is offering a GPS detector for under £100.
The Inforad uses the latest technology but simplifies it to save costs. It plugs into the cigarette lighter and uses red, amber and green lights with an audible alert.
The unit alerts the driver when approaching a camera site and the audible alert sounds if the speed limit is being exceeded.
Sites such as schools or children’s play areas can be added to the unit’s memory and updates are available for internet download. Subscription is free for the first year and £24.99 a year after that. Discounts are available for fleet buyers.
Inforad also contains details of fixed camera locations in France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland.
Contact: www.gpsinforad.co.uk, Fleet Salesline 0870 165 0670
Road Angel Navigator
BLACKSPOT Interactive’s Road Angel Navigator is the latest in Road Angel unit, the first to integrate speed camera detection with satellite navigation. The navigation features include 2D and 3D mapping of Britain to street level, voice instructions and automatic rerouting.
The camera detector uses speech alerts to warn of fixed camera sites, congestion charge areas, schools and accident blackspots. Further danger areas can be added by the user and the software can be updated via USB.
The unit itself has a 3.5-inch backlit touch screen and a car cradle with amplified speaker. It can be powered in-car and has a four-hour battery life.
THE Origin B2 alerts drivers to all fixed, mobile and handheld detectors, as well as congestion charging, schools and accident blackspots.
The unit is the size of a pager and uses a high-resolution backlit screen to display the current road number, speed, distance to camera and type of speed trap. It also warns drivers if they approach a trap too fast.
The B2 is wireless and sits in a cradle on the dashboard. All the visible and audible information can be customised according to preference.
Database updates can be downloaded from the internet.