Radar Detector & Laser Jammer Facts, News, & Stories
To increase passenger comfort, many vehicle manufacturers utilize UV coated windshields to reduce heat buildup in the vehicle cabin. Often referred to as Low-E glass, infrared-reflective, solar glass, or athermic windshields, UV coated windshields have an almost transparent layer of metal film in the glass.
For drivers without factory installed UV coated windshields, metallic window…Read more
We were recently asked by a K40 dealer if LIDAR (Light Detecting And Ranging) technology use in autonomous (self-driving) vehicles might cause our Laser Defuser™ laser jammer products to give false alerts.
K40 has not received a single report of vehicles with LIDAR-based autonomous capabilities causing a false alert or any performance issues with our Laser Defusers.
That said, we…Read more
It seems like not a day goes by that you don’t read, hear about, or personally experience the relatively new driving scourge term known as “distracted driving” Based on a formal definition of the term:
“distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people…Read more
Is your city on the America’s Fastest Drivers list? Here’s the top 25 from fastest to slowest:
1. Wichita, KS
2. Omaha, NE
3. Boise, ID
4. Portland, OR
5. Richmond, VA
6. Columbia, SC
7. Salt Lake City, UT
8. Minneapolis, MN
9. Charleston, SC
10. Virginia Beach, VA
11. Greenville, SC
12. Charlotte,…Read more
There’s an unfortunate misconception by many drivers that they don’t need a radar detector because they don’t speed or their vehicle isn’t fast. With 41 million speeding tickets issued annually costing U.S. drivers over $6.2 billion in fines (which doesn’t include insurance premium increases!), many of these tickets are received by self-described safe drivers in…Read more
In 2017, 176,060 speeding tickets were issued in New Jersey. 147,996 of them were handed out on non-toll roads throughout the state while 28,064 speeding tickets were written by state police on the Garden State’s three toll roads.
Check out this entertaining (yes, she really does throw away a competitor brand radar detector!) yet informative video from Shocker Racing on how the free K40 Consult helped them set up their RLS2 Radar/Laser Detector and kept James and his wife free from speeding tickets during their 3,000 mile road trip.
Check out the creativity and overall coolness factor of The Steele Shop in this short video of their K40 RL360i radar detector/laser defense system installation. By positioning the K40 system alert LEDs in a recessed dash pad area, the lights remain hidden until they appear on the front windshield like a high-tech heads-up display!
This informative and engaging product overview video from Kenwood highlights the contents, setup and operation of K40 RL360di/RL200di custom-installed radar detector systems. They are the world’s first radar detector that integrate with the iDatalinkMaestro RR interface and select KENWOOD/JVC multimedia receivers for a visual and touch on-screen experience.
One of our team members, Justin, offers a brief overview of the world’s first integration-ready radar detector. The RL 360di/RL200di systems have all the K40 features drivers know and love…but now when they are integrated with the Maestro RR interface and select Kenwood and JVC radios, those features are displayed on a touch screen.