From the NY Post:
It's a scofflaw's dream - new GPS software that alerts New York City drivers to red-light cameras, speed traps and DWI checkpoints so they can steer clear of cops and traffic tickets.
The PhantomAlert database of law-enforcement locations can be downloaded to a variety of vehicle GPS systems for $10 a month, $40 a year or $100 for life. The database is compiled by drivers, who upload locations as they find them.
The Big Apple database includes all 300 red-light cameras and dozens of police traps. Small icons - such as a martini glass for a DWI checkpoint on some systems - appear on the screen map to alert drivers, while an alarm sounds and a warning message flashes.
The Post test-drove the system in Queens last week, and it identified at least six cameras and three speed traps from 1,000 feet away.
And in other technological news, how about 311 on your cell phone?