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<p><strong><em>Photo: L-3 Mobile-Vision.</em></strong></p>

L-3 Mobile-Vision's V-One In-Car Computer  

July 5, 2011

The engineers and designers at L-3 Mobile-Vision had a clear mission when they started to develop the company's next generation of mobile computers. They wanted to incorporate many of the best features of consumer computers-ergonomic design, fast processors, and abundant connectivity-into a high-end fully rugged mobile system.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Officer Seat-Belt Safety  

June 14, 2011

Cops are cursed by a tragic mix of impatience, skewed priorities, and self-preservation instincts that sometimes fail to rise to those of a drunken frat boy. As a result, traffic collisions have for decades been one of the top two causes of officer fatalities.

Sporty Police Cars  

April 1, 2011

Crown Victorias and Dodge Chargers may be among the most typical makes and models of police cars used in the U.S. today. However, some departments have a handful of "sportier" cars, many of which are used in special ways.

Panasonic's PDRC (Permanent Display Removable Computer) offers a vehicle-mounted display and separate keyboard. Photo courtesy of Panasonic.

Vehicle Computer Docking Stations  

February 22, 2011

These seven docking stations offer connectivity for Ethernet, USB, LAN and other options to take you beyond basic mounting solutions.

The V8 engine used in the Caprice PPV is a fourth-generation Chevy small block optimized for power and fuel savings.

High-Tech Engines in the New Cop Cars  

February 3, 2011

The end of the Crown Vic has heralded one of the most exciting eras in the history of law enforcement vehicles. The first true 21st century police cars have extremely sophisticated engines.

PHOTO: Dave Douglas

The Hazards of Patrolling In Snow  

January 27, 2011

Winter poses unique dangers for the patrol officer. Dealing with these threats is a matter of weather-proofing yourself both mentally and physically.

IACP 2010: Best of Show  

December 22, 2010

Every International Association of Chiefs of Police show kind of has its own vibe. Last year's show in Denver was all about vehicles. This year's show was much more subdued but there was still plenty of cool stuff on the show floor.

Harley-Davidson's Electra Glide was one of four police motorcycles tested by the Michigan State Police. Photo courtesy of MSP.

2011 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Motorcycles  

December 9, 2010

Kawasaki's Concours 14P ABS motorcycle turned heads when it was relaunched in May (Kawasaki initially introduced it in 2009), and may have generated the most off-line conversations at this year's Michigan State Police vehicle testing.

2011 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Patrol Cars  

December 9, 2010

The Michigan State Police have been driving and rating new police vehicles since 1974. But this year is special. The agency's precision drivers say they would be hard-pressed to name a year of testing that's generated more discussion and anticipation than this one.

First Mobile Technologies

Computer Mounts and Docking Stations  

October 19, 2010

Computer mounts and docking stations keep information at officers' fingertips while in their vehicles.

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