Owners of Vauxhall cars and vans can now enjoy the benefits of a competitively-priced Driver Safety and Information System that could save them from speeding fines, licence endorsements and even higher insurance premiums.
The award-winning Origin b2 monitor has been added to the range of accessories available through Vauxhall retailers throughout the UK. It costs £429.95.
No matter how careful you are at observing the speed limit, there is always a risk of being caught on camera if, for example, you have failed to react quickly enough to changing speed limits on an unfamiliar road. With the number of fixed speed cameras set to triple to over 13,000 by the end of this year, the pitfalls ahead are even greater.
Using the latest GPS satellite technology, the dashboard-mounted Origin b2 device not only warns drivers of approaching speed cameras. It also offers valuable safety benefits such as alerting drivers to accident black spots, school and even congestion charging cameras.
It is the only legal system on the market that can detect all types of speed camera, from Gatso and Truvelo to DS2 Speedmaster and mobile police laser traps. It features a high resolution LCD display and a variety of alerts for impending hazards, including a spoken warning.
The system’s database can be easily and quickly updated via the internet or an optional modem and it comes with six months’ free subscription to updates. The GPS position display will also help emergency services to identify the vehicle’s location in the event of a breakdown.
The Origin b2 is powered via the cigarette lighter and is easily installed without professional assistance or the need to drill holes that could damage the fascia, although professional installation is an option available through Vauxhall retailers. It is portable between cars, making it even better value, and is covered by a 24 month warranty.Published 2 February 2005