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Old April 2nd, 2018
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It only updates the Bluetooth chip. IVT Filtering has not been affected. Nice to hear it is doing well though.
If it only updated Bluetooth, why am I picking up Mazda's now when I did not get a false around them before?
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Old April 3rd, 2018
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Default Recent Mazda CX-5 experience

I have an up-to-date, original MAX that is normally used in my older Volvo w/optical BLIS system and stays pretty quiet, falsing around the typical Acuras, etc. with the newer IVT systems. However, this weekend I took it with me on a Midwest college tour starting in Chicago, back east to Ann Arbor, down to Purdue and back to Chicago over several days. Several hours of driving each day. It just so happens that I rented a brand new Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring for the trip and it was like my trusty MAX started losing its mind as soon as I drove off the lot.

It seemed that it would false alert passing every single semi truck and large vehicle, and I passed a LOT of them during the whole trip! Drove me nuts. It was practically unusable. I figured most trucks on the Midwest highways must be using new radar-based blind spot warning systems - until it finally hit me halfway through the trip. It was the MAZDA’s blind spot radar that must have been reflecting off of passing vehicles and setting off my MAX. Ugh! And to think that I was thinking of buying a new car soon. Maybe even a CX-5. PLEASE tell me the coming IVT filtering update will solve this issue!?…

Or will my Escort radar detectors soon became a fond memory of the past?
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Old April 3rd, 2018
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Old April 4th, 2018
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Default Lockout Option Suggestion

Here’s a suggestion that might help with these new car IVT issues - Simply add a new Lockout option that records the signal frequency/signature and ignores the GPS location. That way you could “train” your detector to ignore the radar transmissions from your own car(s). Granted, it leaves you open to legit radar sources using the same frequency/signature, but would be better than shutting down the entire K-band. Would this work?...
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Old April 15th, 2018
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I don't think we will ever see an update with IVT filtering.
It's took forever just to get the Bluetooth working correctly on Apple phones.
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Old May 1st, 2018
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The update for IVT filtering was originally stated to come out Jan 2018 - now May 1 2018 - did Escort lay off the engineering team?

I drove from Louisville KY to Augusta GA recently and had to hit the mute button every 30 min because of false alerts.

Poor customer service from Escort or whoever owns them these days.

Getting close to firing Escort after 25 years as a customer and look at other RD options.
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Old May 2nd, 2018
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Old May 3rd, 2018
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The update for IVT filtering was originally stated to come out Jan 2018 - now May 1 2018 - did Escort lay off the engineering team?

I drove from Louisville KY to Augusta GA recently and had to hit the mute button every 30 min because of false alerts.

Poor customer service from Escort or whoever owns them these days.

Getting close to firing Escort after 25 years as a customer and look at other RD options.
Actually it was promised even earlier than that!

04Oct2017 “We hope to release new firmware for Max and Max 2 with IVT Filter update in early November.”

16Oct2017 “This update is coming very soon, weeks.”

01Dec2017 “Current estimates are that it will be released in January.”

15Dec2017 “MAX and MAX 2 will receive this free software update soon, in early 2018.”

22Dec2017 “Your MAX II will also receive an IVT Filter update soon (weeks).”

13Jan2018 “It'll be a few weeks at the earliest.”

19Mar2018 “MAX and MAX II will get updates to their IVT Filter soon.”

24Mar2018 “The IVT Filter update for MAX and MAX2 should be released within the next month or two.”

20Apr2018 “I do not have an ETA to share with you at this point.”
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Old May 3rd, 2018
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I have no actual knowledge of what's going on with the update, but i would surmise that the delay could be related to the display lockup experienced by a few users after the release of the most recent IVT update for the 360, and introduction of the 360c in late November which also has latest IVT update.

Personally, I'd prefer any issue (if there is one) that could be attributed to the IVT update be resolved before it is ported to the MAX/MAX II. Would be nice to get this all behind us as soon as possible, however.
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Old May 3rd, 2018
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I drove from Louisville KY to Augusta GA recently and had to hit the mute button every 30 min because of false alerts.
Boy that is stellar performance to only have one false alert every 30 minutes in an almost 600 mile trip. You certainly won't get anything better from any other manufacturer and any update from Escort won't make it any better.

Dave
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