Cobra to Launch iRadar for Android
Legal or not in your region, the system is capable of detecting radar, laser guns, speed and red light cameras or, as Cobra likes to call these law enforcement devices, pretty much all the “hazards” to the well being of your bank account. The driver is alerted with the help of a series of alerts emitted by the system which connects the smartphone to the radar though Bluetooth.
The iRadar version for the iPhone and iPod Touch has been launched last month and already earned its fair share of recognition. The system has been named on the 2011 CES Innovations Award Honoree list and received three awards at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show.
"We are very excited to make the Cobra iRadar system available to Android users, who now represent over one-third of the smartphone market," said Sally Washlow, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Cobra Electronics.
More details on the system created for Android will be revealed at the CES show. The app itself will however contain the handy AURA Camera and Driving Hazard Database, an application which knows by heart where the danger lurks.
The price for the Android system will be set by Cobra at $169.95. The AURA database will be available for free from the Android Market. Sales are expected to begin in the first quarter of next year.