Passport IQ Integrated Radar Detector and GPS Nav Showcased at 2011 CES

Some aftermarket gadgets are very nice things to have around, but adding a multitude of accessories will make the interior of a vehicle a crowded place. This is why Escort, a manufacturer of automotive electronic accessories, radar and laser detectors, has introduced the Passport IQ, the world’s first and only integrated radar detector and GPS NAV system.

The company is showcasing the tech goodie at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show Digital Experience, on January 5th at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.

The Passport IQ is based on Escort’s Passport 9500iX GPS radar and laser detector. The system allows the user to choose between multiple visual and audio alerts and offers easy-to-read 3D maps, voice-guided turn-by-turn directions and lane-assist, also offering the locations of the red light cameras and speed traps.

"We are excited about having the opportunity to demonstrate our new PASSPORT iQ to high-profile media attendees. They will experience first-hand the first convergence of state-of-the-art radar and laser detection, red light and speed camera notifications, speed limit information, GPS navigation and more," said Ron Gividen, ESCORT PR/Media manager.

Here are the main features of the system:

  • Personal navigation system comes complete with Navteq mapping, branded points of interest,  speed limit data, and lane assist.
  • AutoLearn feature automatically learns and rejects false radar sources based on exact location and frequency.
  • New proprietary threat-signal ranking (TSR) software intelligently sorts, ranks, and rejects traffic-flow monitoring false alarms automatically.
  • Cruise Alert feature offers modified radar alerts within specified speeds.
  • Defender Database stores thousands of red-light and fixed-position speed cameras throughout North America.
  • Revolutionary AutoSensitivity mode provides real-time radar performance based on vehicle speed, plus (Highway and Auto No X settings.
  • Mark Location feature allows you to instantly "mark" known speed traps, cameras and other places of interest.
  • Exclusive SpecDisplay provides actual numeric frequency for any radar signal.
  • Selectable radar and laser bands allow you to customize which bands are monitored.
  • Exclusive SmartCord for easy access to Mute and TrueLock features.
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