• Jul 2, 2011
Earlier this year, one poor, smartphone-toting driver was ticketed for going 40 miles per hour in 25 zone. But unlike the rest of us, he wasn't speeding. Through the use of Google MyTracks running on his Motorola Droid, a bit of spreadsheet geekery and a meeting with a judge, he was able to prove his innocence and avoid a fine.

Back in February, we outlined several similar apps that, through a bit of hackery, could get the job done. But Iconosys has done one better with the introduction of its My Max Speed app for Android.

The app tracks your exact speed through GPS data every five seconds, logging the results. A large display shows your current rate of travel, along with your highest speed in the past five minutes. All the data is compiled into a spreadsheet (accessible via Excel or similar apps) so you've got proof to show the police and the man in the black robe. There's also an option to post your current speed to Facebook providing a useful, if slightly opt-in-Orwellian, timestamp to share with your friends.

A free, ad-supported app is currently available through the Android Market or Iconosys' website, with the ad-free version running $4.99. Make the jump for the full details.
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My Max Speed V1.0 for Android

With My Max Speed™, users log their rates of speed every 5 seconds they are in travel. Among other uses, this information is valuable for drivers who want to review their driving speeds and confirm they are driving within the safe legal limits. The data is stored in a spreadsheet, compatible with Microsoft Excel, and is exportable in batches or in 5 minute data snapshots, covering a specific instance. Inside the spreadsheet display in the app, each speed recording can be tapped to display the exact physical location in a map format.

MY MAX SPEED™, displays the fastest speed of your drive within each 5 minutes and is accurate to .0001. With an exportable spreadsheet that is logged on at all times, a record of your rate of speed can automatically be stored showing intervals of 5 seconds onto your mobile device. This may also be great for teenagers who want to prove to their parents that they are safe drivers, or for parents who want to keep track of their teenagers driving.

Additionally, app users pulled over for driving over the speed limit can confirm in an instant that their rate of speed matches what the law enforcement officer reports. In some cases this may save the consumer hundreds of dollars in the event that the law enforcements method of capturing the rate of speed is flawed.

In other cases, secondary offenses may be cited, where as the consumer may be pulled over for speeding and cited for something else. This includes but is not limited to infractions like; seatbelts, proof of insurance, and others. Having proof that speeding did not occur can impact other citations the driver may be exposed to.

Additionally, app users pulled over for driving over the speed limit can confirm in an instant that their rate of speed matches what the law enforcement officer reports. In some cases this may save the consumer hundreds of dollars in the event that the law enforcements method of capturing the rate of speed is flawed.

In other cases, secondary offenses may be cited, where as the consumer may be pulled over for speeding and cited for something else. This includes but is not limited to infractions like; seatbelts, proof of insurance, and others. Having proof that speeding did not occur can impact other citations the driver may be exposed to.

Features:
  • The large display shows rate of speed in large format, showing you your highest rate of speed in past five minutes of driving/traveling
  • Store rates of speed every five seconds in a spreadsheet format
  • Store speed snapshots in five minute segments for evidentiary purposes
  • Export speed reports to Excel, Word, Power Point or other software
  • Tap on the spreadsheet sheet display in the app on any specific speed instance and get a daytime map
  • Send your speed reports to another thru email and or share on Facebook

MY MAX SPEED™ is intended for entertainment purposes only. Iconosys does not advocate the use of this app while driving or to violate any laws. Please buckle-up, put the phone down, drive safely!


This app has been developed with very sensitive accuracy. Due to the nature of GPS, please allow for speeds over 10MPH and distances of at least 1 Mile in a single direction.


Please do not use this app where it may be prohibited by law.


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      Randy
      • 3 Years Ago
      The free version, once installed apparently opens your phone up to spam texts that ask you to be friends on FaceBook, use caution and read the reviews, they made me not install it.
      Rotation
      • 3 Years Ago
      GPS every 5 seconds? Your phone battery won't last the day.
        RacecarBMW
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rotation
        I have my phone connected to a charger in my car when ever I am in my car.
      stclair5211
      • 3 Years Ago
      Be careful what you wish for. It can be used to get you off and used by them to prove your guilt very easily. It's coming!
      mojonaut
      • 3 Years Ago
      Surely if a spreadsheet can be accessed in Excel, then it can be edited in Excel? How can that be admissible in court?
        MachDelta
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mojonaut
        Spreadsheets can be locked with a password. If the program makes up a random password at creation time (and doesn't tell the user) then it's fairly safe to assume the spreadsheet is clean.
          John Hughan
          • 3 Years Ago
          @MachDelta
          That's true. One possibility would be digital signing by the app so that any changes would break the signature.
          mojonaut
          • 3 Years Ago
          @MachDelta
          So how does a member of a court of law obtain this locked password?
        Levi Riel
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mojonaut
        Very good point
        sudo_do
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mojonaut
        I'm guessing the database is hosted elsewhere, it just compiles it into an excel spreadsheet for download.
      Benfolio
      • 3 Years Ago
      On 6/15/2011, someone saw some serious sh1t.
      Autoblogist
      • 3 Years Ago
      What about the 10 mins before I got pulled over, when I was doing 90mph? Will the just bust me for that?
      awam
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is all pointless since you can't prove that you're even carrying the phone at the time of the lawbrakery. Perhaps I'll leave my phone on the bus and go for a record attempt.
      Elmo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Android and Droid are 2 very different operating systems. Please don't confuse the 2.
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      JR
      • 3 Years Ago
      Crapp.
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