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Text-Detecting Radar Guns

This Texting Gun Can Tell if a Driver is Sending a SMS While Driving

— September 25, 2014 — Autos
ComSonics has designed a texting gun that can detect if a driver is sending an SMS, transferring data or making a phone call. The device is called The Sniffer Sleuth II and it can detect which person in the car is using their phone; if it detects a passenger texting, it will not alert the police.

An SMS, data transfer, or phone call emit unique radio frequencies that can be picked up by ComSonics’ texting gun. U.S. legislators have yet to approve the texting gun and many are concerned that it could be an invasion of privacy. Malcolm McIntyre of ComSonics says that the texting gun will not be able to identify the contents of the text messages or phone calls.

The texting gun will be useful in certain countries like the U.K. where driving and using a phone for any purpose is illegal. U.S. states differ on laws dealing with driving and phone use but states that have banned texting and driving will also find the texting gun useful.
Trend Themes
1. Text-detecting Technology - The development of text-detecting radar guns presents an opportunity for innovators to create advanced technology that can accurately identify whether a driver is texting while driving.
2. Privacy-focused Detection Systems - As concerns about invasion of privacy arise, there is potential for disruptive innovation in the development of detection systems that can identify texting or phone use without infringing on personal privacy rights.
3. Legislation-driven Innovation - With varying laws on driving and phone use, the introduction of texting guns opens up the possibility for entrepreneurs and businesses to create solutions that align with and support different state and country legislations.
Industry Implications
1. Automotive Technology - Innovations in text-detecting radar guns can disrupt the automotive technology industry by providing advanced safety measures and helping enforce regulations against distracted driving.
2. Privacy and Security - The introduction of text-detecting guns highlights the need for the privacy and security industry to develop solutions that balance the detection of illegal activities with protecting personal privacy rights.
3. Law Enforcement and Public Safety - The use of texting guns for law enforcement purposes presents an opportunity for the law enforcement and public safety industry to enhance their capabilities in monitoring and enforcing distracted driving regulations.
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