The Novus Mini Coyote is a tiny GPS device that informs drivers of the location of camera or other law enforcement devices should another Mini Coyote owner press a button on their unit within 10 seconds.
In effect, you have to join that "privileged" car social networking organisation to enjoy the advantages that the Mini Coyote provides to the fellow motorists. The catch though is that you will need to extend your subscription to the service after the three month trial has ended.
Already 50.000 drivers in France have purchased the £199 device and have reported around 27,000 speed traps in September alone. Plus there are apparently nearly 40,000 Coyotes devices in the UK
The mini Coyote is actually exploiting a legal loophole; although the device may be seen as "perverting the course of justice", the Government has yet to act to wipe out that grey area.
Nigel Carter, Managing director of French company Novus, adamantly said: "This is actually a road-safety device because it will help prevent accidents caused by drivers stamping on the brakes when they spot a camera too late. As far as we can see, there is nothing illegal in the unit."
Novus also sells a cheaper advanced Camera detector called Picolo which costs only £60 and could bring camera evasion to a whole new audience.
Motorists who have the Mini Coyote installed in their car will be able to alert others within three seconds of the speedtrap by simply pressing a button.
Drivers who spot hidden speed cameras will be able to alert other vehicles within three seconds with the help of a dashboard gadget.
The Mini Coyote, a new type of speed trap detector on sale in Britain that allows its users to share instantaneously information on the location of cameras, is exploiting a grey area of the law.
Gadgets that warn you about speed cameras have been about for years now, but they do rely on knowing the location of these Gatso devices prior to you heading out on a journey.
Mini Coyote is the world's first real-time GPS speed camera alert system and is now available in the UK today. It informs drivers of the location of all types of fixed speed cameras including red light cameras and SPECS as well as mobile cameras in real-time.
A new dashboard gadget allows drivers to alert others when they have spotted a speed camera. Drivers need simply press a button on the controversial GPS device and it will then transmit the location of the speedtrap to a processing
A new device from Novus, called the Mini-Coyote, will help other drivers to find out where the police are hiding with a speed gun as it lets you press a button to update a database of mobile cameras.