By July 19, 2013 Read More →

New safety feature for Ford Police Interceptor

Ford Police Interceptor SedanA new technology available for Ford Police Interceptor will provide an additional measure of security for law enforcement officers by mitigating their risk of being snuck up on from the rear while working in their vehicles. The new surveillance mode technology works by using existing Ford driver-assist technologies – a backup camera, cross-traffic alert and reverse park assist – to give police officers added situational awareness and a first line of defense from potential assailants.

When an officer activates the system with the vehicle in park, the backup camera, combined with sensors that detect blind spots and parking obstacles, continually monitors the area to the rear of the vehicle. Surveillance mode gives them an extra set of eyes to help guard against threats – especially at night when visibility is compromised. Surveillance mode can be turned off in situations such as curbside urban settings where pedestrians would constantly set the alarm off.

Ford collaborated with Intermotive Inc. of Auburn, Calif., which developed and will sell the surveillance mode system along with several other innovative law enforcement products. Surveillance mode is available for the 2014 Ford Police Interceptor sedan and utility vehicle.