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Default Does the iXc have the same 7+ year old False RLC alert problem?

I am eager to buy a new Escort Radar detector to replace my 9500ix.

My current 9500ix is working great except for all the false RLC alerts I get all the time!

These "false" alerts are alerts for red-light cameras that are NOT on the road I am driving on. The actual RLC is on a road running along side the road I am on. But because escort used a simple radius/direction method to determine when it should sound a RLC alert - it is flawed because it will false trigger on nearby roads.

(more info on this issue: http://escortradarforum.com/forums/s...220#post125220)

So, I end up getting a bunch of ANNOYING RLC alerts all the time, especially when I travel to new locations (that I have not had the chance to "Mark Skip" all the false locations yet).

The only thing that is keeping me from buying a new model is that I am waiting for escort to come up with a fix so the RLC alerts will only trigger for RLC's that are actually ON THE ROAD I am driving on.

So, does anyone know if this new iXc fixes this 7+ year old problem?
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They all use the same method. To minimize alerts to cameras on adjacent roads, we factor the direction that the cameras are aimed and your heading however some can still get through (as you have noticed).
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I appreciate the quick, honest and detailed reply.

I was hoping that a new algorithm would have been implemented to fix this false alert flaw by correctly seeing that I am driving on a road that is parallel to the road that the actual RLC is on - similar to how pretty much every GPS navigation device out there can easily do.

The way a regular GPS unit can correctly determine what road a vehicle is driving on is by matching the cars GPS location to the nearest road on a digital map. This way, even though two roads are parallel to one another, the GPS location will only land on just one of the roads.

And yes, a regular GPS unit requires a few gigabytes of memory to hold a FULL map of ALL the roads in the united states, and to add this amount of storage to a radar device might be cost prohibitive. I get that.

But, what about only including road data that is within 2000' feet of EACH RLC, and omit all the other road data outside those areas. This would result in significantly smaller database, requiring much less storage, which could then be cost effective to implement.

This way, when my car is approaching a RLC location, my idea would then allow the radar unit to precisely match the unit's GPS location to a particular road, and then allow the device to correctly determine if the approaching RLC is on the SAME road the car is traveling on, and if not, it will NOT sound a false RLC.

Being a hardware/software engineer myself, I would be more then happy to help Escort implement this much more accurate RLC alert system. Just PM me.

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Thanks for sharing this and for your offer.
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As you already know, the iXc does not solve the RLC problem. I am more worried about all the other falses you will get from the 9500ix. I think you'll find the iXc very very good at eliminating false alerts - better than the 9500ix in all respects (maybe except for looks!). I have been replacing my collection of iX with the iXc and I am very pleased with all 3. I also have the digital and very good MAX II, but I prefer the iXc,..., and I still keep my 9500ix which is functioning as designed.
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