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Inspired by the Predator UAV, only smaller and not entirely remote-
controlled (you can deploy it, tell it to extend/shorten its range,
recall it manually), this stealthy little guy flies a good distance
ahead of your vehicle, using various sensors to stay a good
distance above traffic/obstacles
low enough to detect police
radar, and equipped with a radar detector, which picks up radar
long before it pings your vehicle, and alerts you one of two ways: a
wireless signal that triggers an audible tone inside your vehicle, or a
bright LED cluster in the rear. The great thing about it is that you
could use these in areas where radar detectors are illegal because
even if it is spotted by a cop they have no way of proving who it
belongs to. Give it VTOL capability and if you get pulled over, tell it
remotely to go fly to the limits of it's signal-tether range and go to
ground until you start moving again, deploying guard-shrews on
leashes to protect it. Obviously best used in open areas, and not
recommended for use in city limits.
Mass production might reduce the effectiveness of this, but it
would probably be so expensive most folks couldn't afford it or
wouldn't be willing to spend that much money on something like
this, anyway. This could probably be made quite simply with a
remote-controlled model plane, some fancy software and sensors,
and a simple radar detector, the fancy software and sensors being
the most expensive part. If it gets low on fuel, just recall it to it's
docking station in the trunk, where it can refuel and redeploy.
Ah, yes... In the spirit of...
[normzone, Jul 29 2013]
||Not practical for you or I, but could be a service we could subscribe to.
|| Then again, once you're out of town a little deft management of the CB radio works wonders.
|| I keep mine with the sensitivity tuned so it only picks up local traffic and the volume up loud so it overpowers my CD player.
||I like it [+]. It postpones the need for radar-seeking missiles a little bit.
||[admin: I renamed your idea. Strange acronyms don't help people get any idea of what the idea might be about before they look at it]
||Ok, I was just trying to save space on the index page. I think unacronymified it's gotta be one of the longest titles on the HB. And then again... maybe not, huh?
||Good thing he renamed it, I had it confused with Sartre and Sade...