Technology Fuels New Police Cruiser

Published on December 26, 2013
by Pervaiz Shallwani

To the untrained eye, it looks like almost any other New York Police Department cruiser combing the city’s streets — but this squad car has just as much brains as it does brawn.

It is the department’s prototype “smart car,” outfitted with the latest gadgets in public safety. It has two infrared monitors mounted on the trunk that record any numbers it sees — such as license plates and addresses. It has surveillance cameras and air sensors capable of sending real-time information to police headquarters. The NYPD says it is the cruiser of the very near future.

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