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Ford Announces New Police Interceptor Safety Systems

Ford Announces New Police Interceptor Safety Systems

Jul 23 2013, 12:30pm CDT | by

System uses existing sensors to protect officers from attack

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...

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Ford Announces New Police Interceptor Safety Systems

Jul 23 2013, 12:30pm CDT | by

System uses existing sensors to protect officers from attack

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.”

 
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