No matter how high-tech your car is, a “smart” radar detector that communicates with smartphones is a worthy addition. The Passport Max2 is cutting-edge technology that helps protect you against speed traps and red light cameras.
Text by Bill Lindsey | May 23, 2018 | Luxury

If you’ve ever owned a radar detector, you probably have that incessant beeping stuck in your head for the rest of your life. Enter Escort’s new Passport Max2, the gold standard for radar detectors. Most detector gadgets buzz as you pass convenience stores or even vehicles equipped with impact-avoidance radar, while the Max2’s Autolearn function rejects “junk” signals. When the Max2 alerts, it’s valid. The integral GPS allows you to set alerts in the event you exceed a pre-determined speed, keeping you from zooming past the posted limit. The Max2 is ready to use and pre-loaded with a database of red light cameras. The proprietary Escort Live! Bluetooth app pairs it with smartphones, providing instant alerts for newly-installed red light cameras (which are notorious for issuing unwarranted tickets). It also provides notice of speed traps reported by other drivers in your area;