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By tracking stolen cars, Coyote had flair: how the anti-radar alert pro reinvents himself

2024-02-11T06:23:22.097Z

Highlights: Coyote System was founded in a garage in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, in 2005. It quickly became the great leader in the radar warning market, with more than 70% of sales. “The coyote is smart, it lives in packs and alerts itself,” summarizes a spokesperson for the company. The company today has 1.5 million permanent users, 70 per cent of whom are in France. A real road community, active and united, but which could have disappeared in 2011.


Coyote System, well known to motorists, has made its success with driving assistance assistants which report speed cameras. His news


This is the story of a small French start-up, born in a garage in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, in 2005. Fabien Pierlot, the founder, is a young engineer with a passion for automobiles.

“A French and Ile-de-France

success story

”, summarizes, not necessarily impartial, Stéphane Curtelin, the current product director.

At that time, Coyote System quickly became the great leader in the radar warning market, with more than 70% of sales, far ahead of Inforad and Wikango, which had fallen into the dustbin of history.

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Why Coyote?

“The coyote is smart, it lives in packs and alerts itself,” summarizes a spokesperson for the company, which today has 1.5 million permanent users, 70% of whom are in France.

A real road community, active and united, but which could have disappeared in 2011. Road victims' associations are raising eyebrows.

Claude Guéant, the Minister of the Interior at the time, wanted to ban radar warning devices.

Coyote, who then stakes his survival, organizes a stunning lobbying campaign, and saves his skin.

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Source: leparis

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