Two major radar detector makers are introducing features that automatically share the location of police or photo speed traps or red-light cameras with all others on the system. Both show how "crowd sourcing" — linking people to share mass information — promises to revolutionize transportation by giving motorists real-time traffic data reported by fellow travelers.
Websites such as Trapster.com and Waze.com have created smartphone apps that let motorists send messages to a network of others about speed traps, traffic jams and other issues that might warn others to seek alternate routes. The difference in the new systems is that they work automatically — the driver doesn't have to push a button or take any other action to alert other users.
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