WEST CHESTER, OHIO —
Escort recently introduced its newest Passport radar and laser detector, the Passport 8500ci Plus, a custom-install model starting at $999.
The radar detector features the company’s Defender Database, which compiles traffic-light, speed-trap and speed-camera locations. Escort called the ambientsealed model “easy to install.” It is meant for under-hood mounting behind the grille while the display controller mounts in the cockpit of the car.
Features include the company’s GPSbased TrueLock technology, which manually locks out false alerts with a touch of a button. It has Escort’s AutoSensitivity technology for automatically adjusting radar performance based on driving speed, as well as ExpertMeter for alerting and displaying multiple radar threats simultaneously and SpecDisplay for reporting the exact frequency of a threat source.
Cruise Alert is designed to let users control for reduction of alerts under a set speed, while its Traffic Signal Rejection software rejects traffic-flow K band monitors. A Mark Location feature lets drivers label locations for later reminders.
The device also comes with 11 user-selectable preference settings.