SAN FRANCISCO — GPS Angel upgraded its V4 red-light camera and speed-camera detector with a new model that operates on a rechargeable lithium- ion battery.
The original V4, which plugs into a cigarette lighter for power, remains available at a suggested $99.99. The new model, which lacks a cigarette-lighter power adapter, is available at a suggested $129. Its battery recharges via USB connection.
V4 uses SiRF Star III GPS satellite technology to map the vehicle’s current position against an onboard database of more than 6,000 known red-light camera and speed camera locations.
Because these cameras “are strategically placed in high-risk accident areas,” said Bryn Jenkins, GPS Angel COO, the V4 “uses cutting-edge GPS satellite technology to alert users when approaching these intersections to encourage them to exercise extreme caution.”
Unlimited free access to the camera database is provided, and updates from the Internet can be downloaded to a computer via USB cable. Camera locations can be searched online at
Personal Location Alerts can also be set up to warn drivers when they are speeding in areas such as school zones, playgrounds or parks.