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Old 03-05-2011, 03:04 PM
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Re: Adaptive Cruise = Useless Radar Detector?

I have a V1, but have yet to install it. I don't see the need anymore. My wife drives the speed limit. I used to go 5-10 over. We would sometimes leave my parents house in two cars. I would get home, and then be shocked that she would seem to pull in just a minute or two behind me after the 20 mile drive. But if you do the math, 20 miles at 65mph takes 18 minutes. At 70 it takes 17 minutes, and at 75 it takes 16 minutes. Now I set the cruise control at 69 and don't worry about tickets. The extra one minute it takes me is nothing (and I'm less likely to be in a roll-over if there is an accident or road debris on the highway). Here in Utah they do a lot of undercover pacing, so a radar detector still can leave you very exposed to tickets if you speed. Just something to think about.
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Re: Adaptive Cruise = Useless Radar Detector?

Maybe you guys should drop your useless V1s and jump over to the Escort 9500x. I have no problems with it
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Re: Adaptive Cruise = Useless Radar Detector?

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I have a V1, but have yet to install it. I don't see the need anymore. My wife drives the speed limit. I used to go 5-10 over. We would sometimes leave my parents house in two cars. I would get home, and then be shocked that she would seem to pull in just a minute or two behind me after the 20 mile drive. But if you do the math, 20 miles at 65mph takes 18 minutes. At 70 it takes 17 minutes, and at 75 it takes 16 minutes. Now I set the cruise control at 69 and don't worry about tickets. The extra one minute it takes me is nothing (and I'm less likely to be in a roll-over if there is an accident or road debris on the highway). Here in Utah they do a lot of undercover pacing, so a radar detector still can leave you very exposed to tickets if you speed. Just something to think about.
It matters more when you're driving hundreds of miles as your simple math shows. In your situation it will matter more if you're trying to make it there when every minute counts. The less time I spend in the car, the more time I have to do other things.

The detector is only one part of the equation, using the old noggin' is the bigger one to spot anomalies etc. Too bad many lack the latter trying to use technologies as a crutch.
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Re: Adaptive Cruise = Useless Radar Detector?

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Here's a video of a Chrysler Town & Country minivan falsing a V1. Looks like we won't make many friends on the road!



Too bad the clip didn't show the bogey counter along with the directionarl arrows.

Maybe there's a market for deployable mini spikes to take care of the annoyances.
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Re: Adaptive Cruise = Useless Radar Detector?

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Too bad the clip didn't show the bogey counter along with the directionarl arrows.
Different manufacturer (Audi), but with the V1 in view:

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Re: Adaptive Cruise = Useless Radar Detector?

I'm telling you..... drop the V1 and head over to escort. Haven't had any problems using a radar based adaptive cruise control while working my escort. If you know how to use a radar detector, you would not have to have a need for directional arrows IMO
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Re: Adaptive Cruise = Useless Radar Detector?

Seems to me with more and more vehicles (Chrysler, Audi, etc., etc.) on the road with all kinds of new technology ie: Adaptive Cruise, that it's going to render radar detectors useless unless those manufacturers figure out how to deal with all the false signals. I'm buying my Overland with adaptive cruise. Won't be running out to buy a Valentine unit to go with it.
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Re: Adaptive Cruise = Useless Radar Detector?

Are you guys using the V1 in A, l (little L) or L (Full Logic) mode? I know A mode is worthless around town and near the newer active vehicles but I seem to not have as much problem with it in Logic mode. For those who have a V1 and ACC/BSM/CPD I think a call to Valentine is in order. If the Passport can filter it out then the V1 should be able to also. It may just be a setting (there is a hidden setup menu most V1 owners don't know about). http://www.valentine1.com/Lab/TechReport3.asp
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Re: Adaptive Cruise = Useless Radar Detector?

^^^

Yes, I know about the programming feature of the V1. I set the rear K band to mute and also turned off POP mode, but it didn't help. The logic modes didn't help either.

The only thing I didn't try was turning off K band completely.
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Re: Adaptive Cruise = Useless Radar Detector?

^Or switch to escort... Hardly any issues with mine.
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Re: Adaptive Cruise = Useless Radar Detector?

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^Or switch to escort... Hardly any issues with mine.

Since the blind spot warning system uses K band, I don't see how changing detector brands could help. Threads on other forums indicate that Escorts have the same issue with K band safety systems.
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Re: Adaptive Cruise = Useless Radar Detector?

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Since the blind spot warning system uses K band, I don't see how changing detector brands could help. Threads on other forums indicate that Escorts have the same issue with K band safety systems.
I have and Escort 8500. Using my ACC and blind spot warning system I have NO PROBLEMS (i.e. they do not set it off).
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