Exclusive: P-8 Poseidon Flies With Shadowy Radar System Attached

The P-8 Poseidon, an aircraft that has been levitated in public awareness by glowing news reports during the search for MH370, has now been spotted sporting a massive ventral radar system, one that has a very shadowy past. » 4/14/14 1:33pm 4/14/14 1:33pm

Want to Track Bats, Bugs, and Tornado Debris? Use Weather Radar.

Doppler weather radar is one of the most useful tools available to track the weather in almost real time. Since the technology came into regular use in the 1950s, researchers have made incredible advances in the abilities of basic weather radar. Not only does weather radar track precipitation, but it can also detect… » 3/25/14 2:05pm 3/25/14 2:05pm

Great Gifts for Bad Drivers

Loved ones are loved ones—who cares if they think Stop signs are short for "Stoptional?" They still deserve the very best! Enhance their driving this holiday with a few gifts for the bad driver. » 11/20/10 11:45am 11/20/10 11:45am

iRadar Device and iPhone App Provide Easy 360 Degree Laser and Radar…

The iRadar smart detection system integrates with its free app to provide visual alerts and notifications for speed and redlight cameras, dangerous intersections, and known speed traps. It detects all radar and laser guns, so no nasty surprises on your road-trip. » 10/30/10 11:30am 10/30/10 11:30am

Weather Radar Picks Up Car Doing 130 MPH

An atmospheric phenomenon this morning allowed the Doppler weather radar in the Chicago area to pick up cars driving down a pair of interstate highways, including one vehicle that appears to be doing 130 mph. Weather radar isn't that dissimilar from what cops use to bust speeders, as both project beams to gauge the… » 8/12/08 4:00pm 8/12/08 4:00pm

Latest Technologies Help Rebirth the Radar Detector

While some may think of the radar detector as no more than thrift shop junk, many companies out there are keeping the products flowing — and those of us with a lead foot happy thanks to the latest technologies making it easier than ever to avoid speed traps. The Valentine One, Escort Passport 9500i, Cobra XRS-R9G and… » 1/10/08 4:15pm 1/10/08 4:15pm

World's Greatest PR Goofs: Mercedes-Benz Fog System


The new S-Class has more technology in it than the Space Shuttle*. So for the introduction of their new flagship, zee Germans decided to show off an impressive demonstration of the radar system, which can actually bring the car to a full stop. It's a great idea, especially in low-visibility conditions like fog. The… » 4/25/06 12:15pm 4/25/06 12:15pm

Cut the Crap, Hal: Nissan Enters the Radar Range

Nissan's throwing its electronic hat into the radar-guided ring, with a new driver-assistance function that uses radar to keep cars' distance. By way of a sensor fitted in a car's front bumper, Nissan's Distance Control Assist System calculates the distance from a car directly in front, and determines the cars'… » 3/15/06 12:24pm 3/15/06 12:24pm