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Police Car Of The Future Unveiled By New York Police Department

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The New York Police Department (NYPD) is making the future happen now with its NYPD2020 long-term strategic plan. The new plan promises to bring new techniques and technologies into the world of the police force. One of the projects of NYPD2020 includes the department’s first “smart car”, a police cruiser which can do more than just chase the bad guys.

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Many of the latest gadgets have been installed in the new police cruiser making it just as smart as it is tough. These gadgets include two infrared cameras that will record and store any number that the cruiser comes across including license plate numbers and addresses. Surveillance cameras and air sensors record data of the environment surrounding the police car. On top of all of this technological wizardry, the car remains connected to police headquarters and sends them live feeds of the data it collects, allowing officials to stay alert about potential incidents. Police can also use the data to create a ‘crime map’ that shows which areas have more criminal activities and hence, a higher risk of potential incidents. Using this data, police can formulate a better strategy to fight crime in the area.

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The prototype has been launched at the 84th precinct in Brooklyn Heights of the NYPD. The system which connects to the smart cruiser is already in place at the police headquarters and will be introduced into all precincts with the passage of time. The cruisers will act as drones in terms of collecting information from the streets and keeping officials up to date with the happenings in the city. Besides this, it will also allow officers to be better aware of the situation before they even reach the scene of the incident. With a network that connects police officers from different parts of the city, the NYPD will be able to use its manpower in a more effective manner than ever before.

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The scanner on the police cruiser can read a license plate on a car and compare it to a database that will inform the police if that car is stolen, was involved in a crime or has outstanding infractions. The data is stored indefinitely in a database for future reference. The detector is attached to the rear windscreen and scans the air, checking radiation levels while sending the data to command center. Though there are police cruisers currently in service that have some of these features, this is the first time that one has been installed in all of them.

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The “smart car” project was one of the 260 projects that were decided to be implemented immediately. Of course with a limited budget, the NYPD can only work on a certain amount of projects within a certain time. These projects will require timely updating and maintenance to remain effective, so the most effective and economically feasible projects are first ones to be implemented. The NYPD’s budget for the year 2013 was $9.6 billion, which sounds like a lot but isn’t enough to start new projects and maintain the police force of one of the world’s largest and busiest cities.

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5 Comments to Police Car Of The Future Unveiled By New York Police Department

  1. PLUS THIS TECHNOLOGY IS TYRANNY. BE AWARE FELLOW CITIZENS BECAUSE THE WORLD HAS CHANGED AND THE NWO IS HERE. MANY STRANGE THINGS WILL HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE BEFORE YOU EVEN KNOW IT. JUST REMEMBER TO NEVER LOSE YOUR VOICE. TO MAKE A CHANGE YOU NEED TO HEARD AND WE THE PEOPLE UNITED CAN MAKE A BIG CHANGE BUT US SHOULD NEVER BE AFRAID OF THE LAW ENFORMENT BECAUSE WE ARE THE CONSTITUTION. WE THE PEOPLE, THE ONES WHO CAN BREAK DOWN ANY SYSTEM WITH JUST UNION, CONSISTENCY AND STRATEGY. FELLOW CITIZENS JUST REMEMBER THAT A UNION MAKES EVERYTHING. WE THE PEOPLE ARE MORE POWERFULL THAN ANY ENTITY IN THE WORLD.

    • Eddi… Where to I begin..

      Technology is tyranny? The people are more powerful than anything in the world? What is that you used to write that post? A computer? How awful!

      Who is it that you think makes up the government? Countless people, working 9 to 5 jobs in the federal sector. The President is only one person. The NYPD is only one organization made up of hundreds, maybe thousands of people.

      How can people be more powerful than themselves?

  2. POLICE NOWADAYS JUST WANT TO ARREST CITIZENS TO MAKE THEIR INCOME. EVERYTHING IS ABOUT MAKING A F**** ARREST AND BOOKINGS. TRUST ME THEY LESS HELP YOU WITH A PROBLEM BUT THEY JUST WANT TO ARREST PEOPLE TO GET THEIR INCOME. Specially in New York City.

    • “Police nowadays just want to arrest citizens to make their income.” Well, when people are suspected of a crime, police generally do get involved.

      They also save lives. Did you know that? The cops out there on the streets are usually trained in emergency first aid.

      When people are running away from a high school shooting, who is it that runs towards the chaos and puts an end to the violence? You guessed it, the same cops you so hate.

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