February 19, 2004 at 3:30 pm #8592
The newish Snooper S4 neo detector can be used on motorcycles via an ear piece. it is a GPS detector so regular updates will be required from the internet, however the neo has a built in Laser detector to help pick up mobile speed vans (Talivans). An optional Radar detector can be added to the unit, again to help locate Talivans with older equipment and also loaded Gatso Meters.
I use this model and believe it’s a must, although it is expensive, I think it’s already paid for itself.
StuartFebruary 20, 2004 at 8:53 am #17869imperialdataKeymaster
What do you mean by ‘loaded’ Gatso Meters?February 20, 2004 at 10:51 am #17870
You are probably aware that Gatso Cameras are not always armed, when this is the case the radar inside the unit is switched off, therefore no signals are emitted. As for the name of these devices we all know them as Gatso’s, but if you look under the name in the front bottom left hand corner you will see the words GATSO Meter. Totally appropriate (wonder if you can collect stamps from the local Post Office).
Stuart XV16February 20, 2004 at 5:47 pm #17871AnonymousInactive
Does this mean that unloaded units cannot be detected by radar?February 20, 2004 at 6:12 pm #17872
Yes, detectors pick up what is known as splatter, the radar device inside the gatso sends out a radar beam conical in shape (like a torch beam) widening as it travels, eventually this beam bounces back off buildings and trees etc causing radar splatter. It is this splatter that detectors pick up when you are approaching the unit, in most cases when a unit does not have a camera inside, the radar will be switched off. Please be aware that the Truvelo Camera, this is the forward facing one, does not use radar to detect the vehicles speed. (Lucky bikers eh).
Stuart XV16February 20, 2004 at 11:06 pm #17873AnonymousInactive
What does the Truvelo use, laser?
(Is it short for True Velocity perhaps?)February 22, 2004 at 10:41 am #17874
No the Truvelo uses a system where there are strips buried in the road just before the scamera, when you hit the first strip it triggers and waits for you to hit the second and then calculates the speed and if needed takes your picky, you will not see these scameras flash.February 22, 2004 at 10:53 am #17875imperialdataKeymaster
Are the strips really buried or are they visible like the traffic counting strips? I’ve always wondered how it can tell which is your vehicle that triggers the first strip and not the rear wheel of another vehicle in front of you that obviously reaches the second strip more quickly.February 22, 2004 at 11:11 am #17876
The strips are buried and are very close together, this stops the situation you have mentioned above. This system is used elswhere and is known as DS2. The DS2 sites are not always active and require a Police vehicle to be at the site. The strips are buried as are the Truvelo’s but there is no permanent scamera, the police come along and plug in the scamera to a pole that is a permanent fixture at the roadside.
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