We are building a community-centric, crowd-sourcing, real-time, over-the-horizon radar detector. HazMap is open source, open hardware and open data.
The detector plugs into your iPhone. The iPhone displays radar information to you--and immediately sends it out to the network. Other drivers can see the same information on their iPhones.
With a standalone radar detector, each driver can see radar that is very close by. With HazMap, we are pooling together to cover each others' blind spots. I think of it as transparency in government. To the extent that traffic enforcement improves safety, HazMap helps slow traffic down to the speed limit.
The iPhone app is open source. More importantly, we intend to make the radar data freely available. The community collects the data, the community gets to keep it. We encourage others to build applications and services on the data we compile.