V1Driver by George Mills (Universal)
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Released: May 19, 2016
Version: 2.0.58
Size: 50 MB
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V1Driver

George Mills
V1Driver is designed to add intelligence to your Valentine One Radar Detector so you can enjoy your Drive.

It adds 3 forms of automatic muting (all selectable by Band):

1) By Speed (Savvy Emulation), if you are under the specified speed it will keep the Radar Detector muted.

2) By Time, it will AutoMute after a specified time.

3) By GPS Location, by long term tracking. This tracks hits of the same frequency in the same location spread over several days before considering it for lockout. If a signal later becomes absent it will remove the lock.

V1Driver takes the infamous V1 "Arrows" to a new level by displaying the bogeys on a 2 dimensional map. So you can track how close they are before waiting for the arrows to "flip" direction.

It has extensive audible options. Including Text-To-Speech of Band and Frequency. Audio can optionally use Hands Free Protocol (a phone call) on your car or motor cycle.

This app is compatible with all iPhones and iPads that support iOS 9.0 or greater that include GPS. It will work in any orientation. An active cellular connection is not required. For viewing the map or backing up to the iCloud you will need a Data connection, but that is not required for day to day operation.

iPads that do not have Cellular Chips have no GPS chip and will NOT work.

This requires a Valentine One Radar Detector that is compatible with Valentine Research's Bluetooth LE Dongle. You should have Valentine Research's V1Connection App (freely available in the App store) operational before purchasing V1Driver.

V1Driver will automatically connect to the Valentine One Bluetooth LE Dongle in the background. This feature of watching for the Bluetooth Dongle when away from your car does not use the GPS, uses very little battery and can be disabled if you wish.

There is no guarantee V1Driver won't lock out an undesired signal. But it should clean itself up over time if it does.

Other features include:

- Alert Notifications with "Mute", "Lock" or "Snooze" acknowledgment
- Alerts are iWatch compatible
- Manual Mute (with automatic unmute from other bands)
- K/Laser Snooze feature (for when stuck behind BSM or LEDs)
- Live Map showing learning and unlearning process as V1Driver does it's thing
- Live Alert status on the Map (strongest threat only, mirrors V1 display)
- Compatible with Hardware version of Savvy and still Band selectable
- Signal Strength meter with higher resolution than 8 fixed levels.
- Rate of Ramp Up on Main threat and each Bogey on the Bogey Map.
- iCloud Backup and Restore of your Database and Settings
- Two Level Savvy Speed Setting (Startup and Quick Override) with automatic Reset and integrated current Speed
- Extensive Data Filtering on the "Pin Map" to closer inspect what V1Driver is doing.
- Delete unwanted individual or groups of pins or any "filtered" view directly on the Map.
- View detailed information on any collected data point (Pin) from the Map
- "2nd Chance" review of Manual Lockouts by allowing user to delete them within 24 hr's before they become permanent
- Savvy Warmup feature to allow GPS to get good lock but keep detector quiet in false dense areas (e.g. Parking Garage)
- Integrated help on each control throughout the app.
- Savvy GPS Learning, it can learn what you set your Savvy Setting to and reapply it on your next trip to the same location.
- User Settable GPS Accuracy.
- Instant Replay that captures all events in real time all the time and can be played back at any time.
- Live Histogram of your signal strength also shown as color intensity on your route on the Map
- Support for Ku Band for European Users
- Demo mode that uses the "Instant Replay" feature that has Speed, Location, Direction and Alerts, etc. of a real encounter. It will even drop "New Pins" along the route.
- Support for "White Areas" these are designated areas like Police stations that you never want to lock out

Note: "Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life."

What's new in version 2.0.58
Bug - Fixed the Help Text on the info button on the Presentation Settings.
Bug - Editing any field with distance or speed units on a Pin could not be edited.
Undo - By popular demand V1Driver can run Dark or Light theme independent of the Global Theme set in your phone.
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Good
  • + V1Driver is a highly rated app (5-star).
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