The new Pixel 4 phone will now have radar...just what we need

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...in the US, Google had to get the FCC to lift power limitations in those bands so Soli could work better. If an international regulatory body is not as accommodating as the FCC, it sounds like the Pixel 4's Soli capabilities will be shut off in that country.
Okay this is stupid. Nothing more annoying than features that work in one place and not in others. So when people land in a country that didn't lift the power limits, they have to go back to using the touch screen for everything? Do the people who design this crap even think about how irritating it is when something doesn't work the same way everywhere?
 

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I've been a Pixel user since the start but idk. I skipped out on the 3 and kept my 2XL but I have no idea what I'll do now...
 

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Love my Pixel 2 XL. No reason yet to "upgrade."
 

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With the hysteria about 5G out there I see this phone getting the "cancer" smear treatment.
 

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Well at least it won't affect any CM devices. A lot of driver assistance systems are also using a high frequency radar that does not seem to cause any issues.
 

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Glad the frequency is not in RD bands.
 

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I'm just glad we're being irradiated by everything these days!
 

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This kind of radar isn't going to interfere with your CMs and it's also not going to cook you -- it's meant to measure a person inches away, even less concerning than, say, communicating with a cell tower a mile away (which doesn't even have much actual science supporting health concerns)

From a CM standpoint I'd be far more worried about depth mapping technology, like you see with face unlock features. Those systems definitely spew LIDAR and I'd be concerned that the proliferation of those technologies will end up resulting in LIDAR interference outside of the car, while right now it's primarily a problem for those with WS mounted detectors.
 

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This kind of radar isn't going to interfere with your CMs and it's also not going to cook you -- it's meant to measure a person inches away, even less concerning than, say, communicating with a cell tower a mile away (which doesn't even have much actual science supporting health concerns)

From a CM standpoint I'd be far more worried about depth mapping technology, like you see with face unlock features. Those systems definitely spew LIDAR and I'd be concerned that the proliferation of those technologies will end up resulting in LIDAR interference outside of the car, while right now it's primarily a problem for those with WS mounted detectors.
Look, don't you be bringing facts and science in here! This is 2019 America!!!! We don't operate on facts and science! We operate on feelings and what social media tells us!!!!
 

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Look, don't you be bringing facts and science in here! This is 2019 America!!!! We don't operate on facts and science! We operate on feelings and what social media tells us!!!!
Sorry sorry! What I meant to say was: wrapping high voltage power transformers in tinfoil sticks it to the man!
 

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