Some of the first radar detectors to work with a car radio are finally here. K40 Electronics announced Thursday the launch of two all-new custom installed radar detectors that can integrate with select Kenwood and JVC radios when used with an interface from Automotive Data Solutions (ADS).
Users will receive alerts on the screen of the car radio displaying the radar source location and the radar band and signal strength as well as vehicle speed in real time. The radios will offer touch screen control of K40 functions including one touch K40 Laser Defuser shutdown and steering wheel control options.
The new radar detector models are the RL360di and RL200di. They are compatible with over three dozen Kenwood radios dating back to 2016 and almost a dozen JVC radios as listed here. (An optional ADS iDatalink Maestro RR is also required to interface with the radios).
The new RL360di and RL200di offer improvements over current radar detectors, said K40, including:
- A more powerful CPU for faster responses
- K40 system host redesign moves connection wires to one side for clean and efficient installation
- Added mute in/out external connections for more customization opportunities
- Three I/O ports for Maestro RR integration and future system interface expansion
- New Auto Dim option reduces K40 system alert LEDs when headlights turn on
With the new I/O ports, the K40 detectors may be able to integrate with navigation features in car radios the future, said K40’s Grant Dahlke. He added that K40 expects to work with other car radio makers in the future.
K40 VP Sales and Marketing Rachel Clark said, “This latest evolution of integration and connectivity offers more customizable options for our retailers, installers and drivers. We’re extremely proud of our innovative collaboration with ADS and Kenwood that gives our partners and customers another industry first with ticket-free guaranteed protection.”
Consumers can obtain a price quote on the new radar detectors by visiting K40’s Where to Buy webpage.