Escort, Inc., announced an updateable anti-falsing technology to protect radar detectors from interference with advanced safety systems used in newer cars.
It takes the filtering system, available in a limited form on the Escort Max 360, and expands it to reject more signals. It also makes the system updateable and available on more Escort models.
Called the In-Vehicle Technology (IVT) Filter, the technology “virtually eliminates” false alerts from devices like collision avoidance systems and lane departure warning systems, using “sophisticated software algorithms to identify each car manufacturer’s unique fingerprint in order to reduce or reject erroneous signals while maintaining high performance threat detection,” said Escort.
Unfortunately, many of the new collision avoidance and safety systems operate on the same radar frequencies as radar detectors, thereby causing false alerts.
“We can now stay current as new systems come out rather than saying you have to buy a new radar detector,” said an Escort spokesman.
The filter will be available as a USB download. Current owners and dealers will be notified by email with a link to the update.