Escort Integrates New False Alarm Filter into Existing Products

Apr 19, 2016

Escort Inc. has integrated its new In-Vehicle Technology (IVT) Filter into select Escort models to reduce false alerts from IVT sources, such as collision avoidance systems and lane departure warning systems.

The IVT systems equipped by many car makers operate on the same frequency as police radar systems and can cause false alerts in radar detectors, according to Escort. Devices typically use either a camera or radar technology to detect threats or for vehicle-to-vehicle communications, vehicle-to-computer communications and damage mitigation techniques. This new automotive technology arena currently includes devices for monitoring electronic stability control, remote speed sensing, blind spot monitoring, collision avoidance systems (CAS), back-up and parking aids, driver alertness monitoring, pre-crash alerting and lane departure warnings.

The Escort IVT Filter virtually eliminates IVT interference by employing sophisticated software algorithms to identify each car manufacturer’s unique fingerprint in order to reduce or reject erroneous signals while maintaining high performance threat detection, according to Escort.

Current Escort models with IVT include the Escort Max 360, Passport Max2 and Passport 9500ci.