Ford Announces New Police Interceptor Safety Systems

System uses existing sensors to protect officers from attack

Jul 23 2013, 12:30pm CDT | by

Ford Announces New Police Interceptor Safety Systems

Ford has announced that the technology is available in its Ford Police Interceptor sedan and SUVs. The new technology is designed to help officers minimize the risk of perpetrators sneaking up behind their vehicle, especially at night. The technology is called surveillance mode and uses existing Ford driver-assist technologies.

The surveillance mode uses the backup camera, cross traffic alert, and reverse park assist features to give police officers additional situational awareness. Officers can activate the system when the vehicle is in part and centers in the rear of the car and the backup camera continually monitor the rear of the cruiser.

Officers are able to turn off the surveillance mode technology when in urban settings where the alarm would be going off constantly. “I can tell you from personal experience at night that officer security is a critical concern,” says Randy Freiburger. “Unfortunately, there are people with bad intentions who sneak up on police officers. This system builds upon the Ford Police Interceptor DNA that puts safety and security at the top of the list.”

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Lincoln Continental Concept Revealed
Lincoln Continental Concept Revealed
Ford unveiled the Lincoln Continental Concept car that signals the future of quiet luxury and the all-new full-size sedan coming next year.
 
 
Apple and BMW discuss Apple Car based on BMW i3
Apple and BMW discuss Apple Car based on BMW i3
What is the ugliest BMW? Correct. The BMW i3 electric car. A new report over the weekend in the German newspaper Süddeutsche says that Apple fell in love with exactly that ugly duckling. Earlier this month BMW...
 
 
Tesla Motors could Face Richard Branson as Competitor
Tesla Motors could Face Richard Branson as Competitor
Sir Richard Branson said that you might as well find Virgin compete with Tesla as Virgin does in the Space business this week at an Formula E racing event in Miami.
 
 
Nvidia Drive PX Makes Self-Driving Cars Smarter
Nvidia Drive PX Makes Self-Driving Cars Smarter
At Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announced the pricing and availability of the Nvidia Drive PX, a computer designed for self-driving cars. Nvidia announced Drive PX at the Consumer Electronics...