VIGILANTES have vowed to continue their campaign of attacking speed cameras - despite claims it has already cost £60,000 in repair bills. Last week Motorists Against Detection (MAD) claimed responsibility for the gutting of a speed camera on the A217 Brighton Road, near the junction with Burgh Wood in Nork. It said drivers had asked them to attack the camera, which was moved to its current site after a triple fatal road accident at that junction last April. MAD says it will continue its campaign as long as people in the area ask it to do so, even though the Surrey Safety Camera Partnership says the repair bill is £60,000 for the last three years. Captain Gatso, the self-styled campaigns director of Motorists Against Destruction (MAD), said: "That money has not come out of the public purse - it has come from fines and is being used for the camera instead of furnishing their nice little offices. source: http://icsurreyonline.icnetwork.co.uk/
Die Bosch-Tochtergesellschaft Blaupunkt, Hildesheim, und der japanische Unterhaltungselektronik-Konzern Kenwood Corporation, Tokyo, planen eine Partnerschaft auf dem Gebiet der Portable Navigation Devices (PND). Mit der Unterzeichnung eines Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) starten die beiden Unternehmen jetzt ihre Zusammenarbeit bei portablen Navigationsgeräten. Blaupunkt und Kenwood sind führende Anbieter von Car Audio- und Car Multimedia-Systemen. Die Bündelung von Kompetenzen hat das Ziel, einfach bedienbare Navigationsgeräte mit innovativen und attraktiven Ausstattungsmerkmalen für
regional unterschiedliche Märkte zu entwickeln.
Die gemeinsam konzipierten Geräte werden im stark wachsenden Segment der mobilen Navigation von 2008 an jeweils eigenständig von beiden Partnern angeboten. Mit dieser Kooperation wollen Blaupunkt und Kenwood ihre Kompetenz als Anbieter portabler Navigationssysteme weiter ausbauen. Blaupunkt, ein Unternehmen der Bosch-Gruppe, ist ein international bedeutender Hersteller von Fahrer-Informationssystemen, Autoradios, Autolautsprechern und Fahrzeugantennen. Blaupunkt hat seinen Sitz in Hildesheim und unterhält weitere Standorte in Portugal, Ungarn, Tunesien und Malaysia. Das Unternehmen erzielte im Geschäftsjahr 2005 einen Umsatz von mehr als 1,4 Milliarden Euro und beschäftigt weltweit rund 9 000 Mitarbeiter.
RoadPilot has cut the price of the microGo, the world’s smallest GPS-based speed camera locator, by £50 to the new price of £149.95 (incl. VAT). The microGo is officially the world’s smallest speed camera locator, using GPS satellite technology to alert the driver to the location of speed camera sites and accident blackspots. Speeding is set to hit the headlines once again next month when the Government’s new Road Safety Bill finally becomes law. The legislation will introduce a graduated penalty system for speeding, where the number of penalty points incurred more closely reflects the severity of the offence. It will also be made clear that speed camera locators (such as the microGo) that use GPS technology to warn drivers about nearby speed cameras will remain fully legal. With reported thefts of portable technology (e.g. satellite navigation and speed camera detection units) from parked vehicles becoming increasingly commonplace, the compact microGo is reassuringly easy to carry when away from the car, especially when compared to bulkier rival devices. The microGo comes pre-loaded with a database of camera sites in Europe as well as the UK. Despite its diminutive size, the microGo unit has a large 42mm LCD display screen showing a variety of functions, including: The vehicle’s precise speed (to a greater accuracy than a vehicle’s standard speedometer) Position and distance of any fixed speed camera The speed limit in the vicinity of the speed camera The vehicle’s precise GPS location within an accuracy of 5-10 metres The vehicle’s proximity to the London Congestion Zone, indicating the approach and boundary Rotating compass Trip and odometer showing distance travelled ‘RescueME’ – a GPS positional reading to pass onto emergency services if needed For additional safety, a user-selectable maximum speed warning microGo also has a variable-colour backlight, which can be adjusted to closely match the instrument panel on any vehicle. There are 64 colours to choose from. The RoadPilot microGo can be purchased for £149.95 from Halfords, Selfridges, Harrods and all good car accessory outlets. Alternatively you can order online at roadpilot.com. source: http://www.easier.com
08 January 2006 – Amsterdam. TomTom, the world’s largest navigation solution provider today announces it is launching the FM Transmitter Mount - a windscreen dock that enables drivers to use their car radio to wirelessly play navigation instructions, hands free calls and music from their TomTom device. The FM Transmitter Mount is compatible with the TomTom GO range, costs € 49. 95 and will be available from major retailers across Europe in February 2007*. TomTom is the first portable navigation supplier in Europe to make FM technology available for its customers. The FM Transmitter Mount broadcasts navigation instructions and music from a TomTom GO device over the air to the car radio, like a short range radio station. TomTom GO users simply dock their TomTom GO on the new FM Transmitter Mount, tune the car radio to an unused FM frequency and select the same frequency on the TomTom GO. Turn by turn navigation instructions, hands free calls and music can now be heard in HiFi through the car stereo, without any unsightly cables cluttering the interior. The seamless integration between the TomTom GO and the car stereo also ensures that music stops when navigation instructions are played or (hands free) phone calls are made. The FM Transmitter Mount is ideally suited to the TomTom GO 910, which has 12 GB of free memory space. This allows users to store up to 3,000 songs – enough to be on the road for up to 8 days without hearing a single song twice. TomTom GO 710 and TomTom GO 510 users can also hear the songs that are stored on their iPod over the car stereo, when the iPod is connected to their device**. “TomTom continues to push the envelope when it comes to technology innovation,” says Éric Pité, vice president Product Management at TomTom. “This wireless solution using FM frequencies, allows drivers to be guided by clear voice instructions and hear their favourite songs through the car stereo for a more integrated and enjoyable driving experience.” The FM Transmitter Mount will be available as an accessory and is currently compatible with the TomTom GO 910, TomTom GO 710 and TomTom GO 510. TomTom customers are required to have software version 6.522 or above, which is available when connecting to TomTom HOME. TomTom HOME is TomTom’s free software application enabling users to manage, download, store and transfer content from their computer onto their TomTom device.
Garmin announced that they would be acquiring Location Based Services (LBS) provider Digital Cyclone Inc. ("DCI") for $45 million in cash. DCI has been an early mover in the emerging location based services market offering weather solutions for consumers, outdoor enthusiasts, and pilots on a subscription based model that are delivered to customers in partnership with top national wireless carriers as well as regional carriers. DCI offers weather, and fishing forecasts over mobile phone networks. Nothing signals Garmin’s move into LBS like the launch of the Nuvi 680, and the StreetPilot C580 with MSN Direct, AND the acquisition of an LBS provider in the same day. It’s obvious that they understand the future of where the market is going (connectedness) and I look forward to seeing what else hits the market in the coming months.
A Câmara Municipal de Lisboa vai colocar em funcionamento, a partir de 21 de Dezembro de 2006, radares fixos de controlo de velocidade.
Os 21 aparelhos foram instalados nas principais vias rodoviárias da capital. Até ao final do ano terão um carácter preventivo e a partir do início de 2007 será mesmo a doer.
Portanto, quem reside ou visita Lisboa, já sabe. Nada de excessos na Segunda Circular, Avenida Infante D. Henrique, Avenida Brasília, a saída do túnel da Avenida João XXI, túnel do Campo Grande, a Radial de Benfica, as Avenidas dos Estados Unidos e a Avenida de Ceuta pois os detectores de velocidade vão estar ligados à central de tráfego da Polícia Municipal.