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Could Your Patrol Car Be Hacked?

November 15, 2010
A hacker could manipulate a police vehicle's fuel level gauge, falsify the speedometer reading, display arbitrary dashboard messages, dial-up the heat or A/C, lock passengers in the car, continuously blare the horn, pop the trunk, turn off the lights, activate the windshield wipers, disable the brakes, selectively brake individual wheels on demand, and stop the engine.

Ford Stealth PI Concept

November 12, 2010

The Ford Motor Co. produced a "stealth" version of its 2012 Police Interceptor for an automotive trade show. Ford has no current plants to produce the stealth concept vehicle, yet it released additional photos showing its spy-car features that include lighting that isn't noticible until its activated, a secret weapons compartment in the glove box and more sinister body styling lines. The vehicle appeared at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show in early November. Photos are courtesy of Ford.

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV Now Equipped With StabiliTrak

November 4, 2010
Using three key sensors, StabiliTrak works by comparing the driver's intentions (indicated by steering-wheel position) with how the vehicle is responding. It then selectively applies the individual brakes needed to help keep the vehicle on the intended course.

Michigan Police Commander Drives 2011 Chevy Tahoe

November 3, 2010

The 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV is driven by Lt. Keith Wilson, commander of the Michigan State Police's Precision Driving Unit, in this video. Wilson explains why the automaker's addition of StabiliTrak will help officers drive in more adverse weather conditions.

Ford PI Batmobile Inspired by Stealth Aircraft

November 1, 2010
Ford produced the "sleek, streamlined and slightly sinister" concept version to debut at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) trade show, which runs from Tuesday to Friday.

Chevrolet Aims to 'Flip' Ford's Patrol Car Dominance

October 25, 2010
To achieve its lofty goals, the Detroit automaker has been taking steps to expose officers and law enforcement fleet buyers to the vehicle by issuing preview vehicles to agencies, hosting Ride-n-Drive events and gleaning feedback from its police advisory board.

Detroit 3's Next Generation of Police Vehicles Tested

September 20, 2010
About 300 fleet purchasing representatives and law enforcement officers arrived at Chrysler's proving grounds in Chelsea, Mich., on Saturday to watch drivers from the Michigan State Police Precision Driving Unit put the Detroit 3 police vehicles through acceleration, braking, high-speed handling, and other tests.

Next-Gen Patrol Cars Raise the Bar in Michigan

September 20, 2010
During the Michigan State Police's annual testing, which was covered live by POLICE Magazine in Chelsea, the Chevrolet Caprice and 2012 Ford Police Interceptor sedans were the top four-wheel performers, according to preliminary results.

Michigan State Police Precision Driving Unit

September 17, 2010

On the eve of testing of the 2011 model year patrol vehicles, Lt. Keith Wilson of the Michigan State Police precision driving unit sat down with POLICE in Lansing to review the five new patrol vehicles, explain testing proceedures, and discuss officer safety during high-speed pursuits. Listen for Wilson's explanation of how Ford plans to get a "sneak peek" of the performance of its new police interceptors while it continues to develop the replacement for the Crown Vic.

2012 Ford Police Interceptors

September 1, 2010

The Ford Motor Co. released this "b roll" of its new 2012 Police Interceptor sedan and SUV. The clip shows the vehicles in motion and gives a tour inside the SUV, which was unveiled Sept. 1.

Can Ford Sustain Its Dominance of the LE Vehicle Market?

August 31, 2010
Ford has maintained more than 70 percent of the market for law enforcement vehicles for the past 15 years, and now faces stiff new competition from other Detroit automakers.

2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit Arrives By End of Year

August 26, 2010
The 3.6-liter Pentastar engine is expected to offer a sizable boost in horsepower for the six-cylinder police Charger. Chrysler is not giving details at this time, but the same engine is currently available in the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and it generates 290 horsepower.

Michigan State Police Will Test Five New-Vehicle Introductions

August 16, 2010
Overall, 14 patrol cars, the pursuit-rated Chevy Tahoe and four motorcycles will be evaluated for acceleration, top speed, and brake testing on Sept. 18 at the Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea, Mich.

2011 Chevy Caprice: Detective Package

July 30, 2010
The detective model includes a traditional center console and floor shifter, whereas the patrol vehicle has an open center console with a shift lever strategically placed on the floor to provide space for police equipment.

2011 Chevrolet Caprice Models Available In October and January

July 27, 2010
Law enforcement agencies can begin placing orders for the detective version of the 2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV) in October and the police package in January, General Motors has announced.

Bosch and Inteva To Develop Electrical Architecture and Cockpit of Carbon's E7

June 22, 2010
Bosch will lead the development of the electrical architecture for the Carbon E7 including integrating emergency lights, communications equipment, WMD threat detection capabilities, automatic license plate recognition systems, radar, and sirens.

Manufacturers Debut Next Generation of Police Cars

June 15, 2010

Increased comfort and convenience, improved vehicle ingress and egress, advanced technology, and improved officer safety mark the next generation of police cars.

Carbon Motors E7 Patrol Car

June 7, 2010

Firefighters, the military, paramedics, even postal carriers, drive vehicles built for their jobs. The Carbon Motors' E7 would give law enforcement officers such a vehicle. Time will tell whether it becomes the "patrol car of the future." But here's a closer look at its purpose-built (mostly interior) features that have made an impression with officers.

Carbon Motors Reports 14,000 Reservations for E7 Patrol Car

June 7, 2010
Carbon Motors announced in its "Carbon Chronicle" newsletter that the reservations "were made by over 400 law enforcement agencies in 48 U.S. states, representing each functional area of law enforcement."

History of America's First Motorized Patrol Vehicle

May 18, 2010
The Akron Police Department claims this historic distinction with an electric-powered patrol wagon produced in 1899.
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