The cyber hacking of vehicles is on the rise in the US. Police departments, in particular, need to pay close attention to this matter. Have a plan in place to handle any situation. There will be more information on this topic in an upcoming issue of PFM. ... See MoreSee Less
BTW...We at PFM are fully aware that the actual number of cyber vehicle attacks is still very low. That said, ten years ago ransomware attacks were also very rare. Today, of course, all levels of government agencies are now a prime target for ransomware attacks. Hardly a day goes by that there's not news of another county or municipality getting hit. All we're saying is: have a plan of action in place; regularly review said plan; keep your eye on any updates; stay informed. Boy Scout credo...Be Prepared!
Startup company Jump Aero wants to transport First Responders via eVTOL. It certainly could prove useful for EMS transport. What do you think? Can you see any potential usage among police agencies? Let us know your thoughts below. ... See MoreSee Less
In search of a new niche market, startup Jump Aero wants to use eVTOL aircraft to ferry first responders to emergency scenes at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/m). The goal is not only to deliver resp...
We previously posted about auto manufacturers adding noise cancelling features to their vehicles and how that could become a problem for emergency vehicles. Well...it looks like Cerence is already on the job. Very interesting new technology! ... See MoreSee Less
It can certainly be a rattling experience for drivers, when they suddenly realize that the sound of an emergency vehicle's siren is coming from someplace nearby. Cerence's EVD system is designed to he...
Throw Back Thursday... If you were a fan of the Andy Griffith Show, or just want to channel your inner Barney Fife, you can now take a tour of Mt Airy NC in a vintage police car. Maybe a haircut at Floyd's Barbershop! 🙂 ow.ly/zClk50xQkAV? ... See MoreSee Less
Bosch Global has just introduced an AI powered Sun Visor for vehicles. Using a transparent LCD screen it only blocks the sun in your eyes but let's you see everything else. Check out the whole story and video: ow.ly/FhxO50xPspN... See MoreSee Less
More than likely. They’re the old type EV with small batteries. Not meant for more than the daily driver. The only real contender at this point my opinion is Tesla. For admin / detective/ daily patrol maybe a specific beat for events etc it’s not bad. But. You can’t expect the be the workhorse of a patrol based system. I
UK police take a novel approach to highlight how long drugs stay in your system and possible exposure to OWI. The video is somewhat humorous but will it hit the mark? Remains to be seen. (Video on story) ... See MoreSee Less
For rual countries we have had good luck with the Chevy Silverado SSV 4x4
They going to wish they keep it, Dodge Chargers or falling apart..., suspension, cam shaft, lifters, radiator fans, and front end to low, engine cradle gets damage every little thing it hit....
Ronnie Thibodaux LPSO
I was hoping that the article would include the odometer reading when it was retired. I've read of some being taken out of service with 300k + miles on them. That's impressive.
I believe Tucson PD may still have some in their fleet. And the New Interceptor may have some nice upgraded features but storage isn't one of them. They seem to think police officers don't need to actually carry anything.
What is in the back ? a train wagon ?
Some departments bought more than they needed in 2011 because they knew how good a vehicle the CVPI was.........
There are still a ton of them on the streets doing hard time as taxis. Many have in excess of 300K on the clock.