V1G2 Extreme Laser Falsing

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Had a decent road trip in with the V1G2 today and so far it's a great detector coming from the trusty V1G1. However, something is really off with the laser detection. Note: I'm in Texas so I can't have a jammer.

The laser false alerts are annoying and I hear the G2 needs work in the laser filtering department, but this guy takes laser falsing to a whole new level. I tried looking for the usual suspects, GPS, rain sensors, headlight sensors, cruise, etc...but I have a older F150 with no adaptive cruise or anything special. (keep in mind I'm used to the usual falses from Mazdas & Volvos from the G1). When the laser detection starts to false, it's as if it creates a feedback loop and won't stop falsing. I even managed to get the detector to false in the garage when the vehicle shut off...but with the garage open facing an empty alley. When I placed my hand in between the windshield and the detector (front) the laser alert stopped...now for the kicker, I closed the garage door thus blocking off the sunlight coming in and the detector went quiet. Is this guy allergic to sunlight when it passes though my windshield at certain angles?

Open to any thoughts, I plan to call Valentine next week and see what my options are. Note, the detector was facing an empty alley with no other cars or known sources of interference.

Thanks for any ideas!
Shane
 

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Can you post a video please so we can help diagnose? We might see something that could be the source!

That is not the normal behavior of the V1G2. Let's get to the bottom of this, I bet we can together!

Note: I go through tolls and drive in Chicago traffic 👁🤫😂

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Since March 9, I’ve had 2 laser falses. I had one tonight. The sun was at my back as I was heading east- think it was the rear laser sensor getting a low sun UV blast.
 

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I have had two front-facing LIDAR falses so far, and both have been caused by approaching oncoming Mazda's equipped with driver assistance LIDAR. I shut off rear laser as LIDAR use in my state is very low as is, and rear-facing LIDAR is even lower yet still.
 

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Laser false seems to be a big 'issue' with the second gen. Everyone seems to be getting it.
 

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I have had two front-facing LIDAR falses so far, and both have been caused by approaching oncoming Mazda's equipped with driver assistance LIDAR. I shut off rear laser as LIDAR use in my state is very low as is, and rear-facing LIDAR is even lower yet still.
I run the rear laser on in case it can pick up a reflection from a front shot at another car in front or in an adjacent lane.
 

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Knock on wood! The only laser alerts I've had with my V1G2 were self inflicted with my laser tester! It alerts from the front and rear, but no falses so far.
 

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I've had a few laser falses. Smartphones are notorious for pulsing IR and I finally turned Laser off on my G1 due to phone BS and Infinitis among others. Watch your phone with night vision or IR capable cameras. You'll be surprised at just how often it'll blast IR for no apparent reason even when the phone is just sitting on a desk idle. I hope VR improves the laser detection filtering.
 

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Had a decent road trip in with the V1G2 today and so far it's a great detector coming from the trusty V1G1. However, something is really off with the laser detection. Note: I'm in Texas so I can't have a jammer.

The laser false alerts are annoying and I hear the G2 needs work in the laser filtering department, but this guy takes laser falsing to a whole new level. I tried looking for the usual suspects, GPS, rain sensors, headlight sensors, cruise, etc...but I have a older F150 with no adaptive cruise or anything special. (keep in mind I'm used to the usual falses from Mazdas & Volvos from the G1). When the laser detection starts to false, it's as if it creates a feedback loop and won't stop falsing. I even managed to get the detector to false in the garage when the vehicle shut off...but with the garage open facing an empty alley. When I placed my hand in between the windshield and the detector (front) the laser alert stopped...now for the kicker, I closed the garage door thus blocking off the sunlight coming in and the detector went quiet. Is this guy allergic to sunlight when it passes though my windshield at certain angles?

Open to any thoughts, I plan to call Valentine next week and see what my options are. Note, the detector was facing an empty alley with no other cars or known sources of interference.

Thanks for any ideas!
Shane
Idea number one, get hooked up with @Jag42 and get set up with at least a dual G2 TMG setup for the front! I have G2 quads and love them! There are a lot of Texans running jammers!
 

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Why would you say you can't own a jammer because you live in Texas?
Been based off a pure bit of paranoia. Basically since the law (not a lawyer) appears to indicate they are viewed in a less than legal light in Texas. (tried for a laser pun) But I might be convinced to change my mind and look into this further as an option.
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Can you post a video please so we can help diagnose? We might see something that could be the source!

That is not the normal behavior of the V1G2. Let's get to the bottom of this, I bet we can together!

Note: I go through tolls and drive in Chicago traffic 👁🤫😂

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You bet, let me see if I can replicate it this afternoon in the garage and grab a short video as well as the alert log. Unfortunately I didn't have JBV1 running during this first event, but I will going further.
 
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Been based off a pure bit of paranoia. Basically since the law (not a lawyer) appears to indicate they are viewed in a less than legal light in Texas. (tried for a laser pun) But I might be convinced to change my mind and look into this further as an option . . .
They're parking sensors, just remember that. :airquote:
 

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TMG is not and cannot be demonstrated as such.
I got stopped Christmas day here in Texas for rolling through a stop sign. I have alp parking sensors front an rear, plus a V1 and R3 mounted on my windshield. After 25 minutes of checking all my my license, ins., etc. He let us go with a verbal warning.

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I got stopped Christmas day here in Texas for rolling through a stop sign. I have alp parking sensors front an rear, plus a V1 and R3 mounted on my windshield. After 25 minutes of checking all my my license, ins., etc. He let us go with a verbal warning.
Yes, it seems like it's very rare in Texas for an officer to even look, much less recognize what he's seeing. The point is that if you're one of the unlucky few, it's not a big deal. If they even ask, sure, you can try to parking sensor defense. If you're one of the very unlucky handful that calls BS, and you can't demonstrate them as such, then whatever, it's still not a big deal. Just a small hassle.
 

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Been based off a pure bit of paranoia. Basically since the law (not a lawyer) appears to indicate they are viewed in a less than legal light in Texas. (tried for a laser pun) But I might be convinced to change my mind and look into this further as an option.
FWIW the law in all 50 states (*) is you can't speed so clearly we are here and that ship has sailed. As others have mentioned, there are a lot of ways to discreetly use laser CMs and not draw attention. Like others, I've gotten pulled over or otherwise interacted with law enforcement in the close proximity of my vehicle and never have they said anything about what to us are obviously jammer heads.

It's really not common that police know what they're looking at or care to know. They have a repertoire of tickets they know how to write and know how to defend in court. They tend to stick to those.


(*) lol technically not true, some states have such ambiguous laws about the definition of speeding, but that's not the point....
 

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