Press Release — Cedar Electronics, parent to Cobra and ESCORT brands, announced its Driver Smarter app and compatible devices now integrate with Apple CarPlay.
For users of the Drive Smarter app paired with compatible Cobra and ESCORT products, accessing relevant information such as radar, laser, red light and speed camera locations, and community alerts as well as trip planning and turn-by-turn directions is now conveniently accessible on the vehicle’s screen via CarPlay.
Popular navigation apps that include driving alerts such as speed trap locations can produce false positives since the information relies on crowdsourced data from other drivers. Drive Smarter uniquely differentiates by leveraging a nationwide network of connected radar detectors from Cobra and ESCORT, providing increased confidence with an additional layer of machine-verified alerts that are easily accessible from a CarPlay display. Users can effortlessly view and verify shared alerts from connected detectors and the community, all within easy reach of the driver.
In addition, connecting a compatible Cobra smart dash cam with Drive Smarter on CarPlay provides drivers with the dual advantage of viewing their navigation route on the vehicle’s display as well as upcoming turns on the dash cam screen right in their line of sight. This not only makes for a safer commute but ensures a more engaging and well-informed driving experience.
Access to Continuously Updated Database of Red Light & Speed Camera Locations
Recent legislation in California now allows for the installation of speed cameras in six major cities, joining the 200+ existing communities in the U.S. that have already deployed speed cameras. Drive Smarter users benefit from a continuously updated database of red light and speed camera locations in North America that will appear on their trip routes on CarPlay screens, Cobra and ESCORT device screens, and in the app. Drivers will have unparalleled peace of mind, benefiting from important information shown in multiple visual formats.
“The new Driver Smarter app marks a pivotal milestone for our company and our mission of ensuring driver safety behind the wheel. Integrating our network of connected drivers and detectors with Apple CarPlay breaks new ground for smarter, safer driving,” said Jonas Forsberg, CEO of Cedar Electronics.
Cedar’s updated Drive Smarter app with CarPlay integration is now available on the App Store®. To learn more about Drive Smarter compatible devices, visit cobra.com, escortradar.com or browse Cobra and ESCORT products in major retailers, Walmart and Best Buy.
To learn more about Cedar Electronics, please visit www.cedarelectronics.com.