Wednesday, October 28, 2009

LAPD Cruiser Prototype

A possible replacement cruiser for the aging LAPD cruiser fleet was put on display today for the media at the new Police Administration Building.. The Pontiac G8, Australian made, with a 6.0 litre engine. Some of the new features are special seats that are cooled to comfort patrolmen who wear heavy bulletproof vest and are more form fitting to accommodate police utility belts with holsters. The vehicle has an integrated in dash screen, and more built in safety features. Gone are the side spot lights due to hindering airbags, but the new cruiser features brighter LED and more outside lighting to compensate. The G8 is rated to run at speeds over 180 MPH.

Video footage by Ted Soqui © 2009