Originally Posted by Veil Guy
To clarify, I did not
say that one should
get used to it, I merely stated that one inevitably does
get used to it (as you yourself just indicated, that you can essentially predict
when such things may happen).
This is really much like the situation one has when driving with a sensitive (and less heavily filtered) V1. After a short time, it's pretty easy to discern the difference between a genuine X and K source versus a door opener.
Ah! I see your point.
I just think that we as end-users of Escort's products - whose express mission is to quiet, as much as possible, false alerts, and thus lower the noise threshold - should ask for better, ask for more.
Given that the technology already exists (both the LI and the Whistler products are capable of such), hopefully, we won't have to wait long.
And FWIW, I totally agree.
The first thing to do would be to move away from "mobile entertainment," and the second, to effect better driver education and continued learning.
At the same time, I think that the engineers of these devices also need to think, just as you said, about their actual real-world execution, more - for it is hard for me to imagine that someone, among the rank-and-file, would not have noticed the unintended side-effect of these systems.