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Ford offers technology to help protect police officers at night

Ford has announced that it has new surveillance mode technology integrated into its Ford Police Interceptor that is designed to warn police officers of unexpected approaches from the back of their vehicle. The new protection technology uses existing driver assist technology already equipped in Ford vehicles.
When a person approaches the police vehicle from behind, the protection system automatically sounds in chime, rolls up the driver side window, and locks all the doors. The goal of the technology according to Ford is to help negate some of the risk a police officer faces when working in his vehicle at night.

The surveillance mode technology uses the existing backup camera, cross traffic alert, and reverse park assist to increases situational awareness for officers. The officer can activate the system when their vehicle is in park and the sensors and backup camera will continually monitor the area behind the vehicle. The officer can turn the system off when in an urban setting where the alarm would constantly be set off.

“I can tell you from personal experience at night that officer security is a critical concern,” says Freiburger. “Unfortunately, there are people with bad intentions who sneak up on police officers. This system builds upon the Ford Police Interceptor DNA that puts safety and security at the top of the list.”
The new Surveillance mode is available for the 2014 Ford Police Interceptor sedan and utility vehicle.

Source: Ford

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Yes, because....
By ipay on 7/23/2013 11:33:50 AM , Rating: 2
Yes, because nothing will help improve the public perception of LOEs like windows being rolled up and the loud clunk of locks being engaged.

RE: Yes, because....
By bobcpg on 7/23/2013 11:54:34 AM , Rating: 5
Just as long as Obama doesn't hear the locks being clicked shut!

RE: Yes, because....
By toffty on 7/23/2013 12:09:40 PM , Rating: 2
In fairness, this is not the person doing this but instead an unbias computer.

If everyone always locked their car doors when anyone walked by then it wouldn't be a bias problem. Since people in general have unfounded biases, there will singling out of certain groups of people.

RE: Yes, because....
By Dr of crap on 7/23/2013 12:56:23 PM , Rating: 4
AND for the record -

there is nothing wrong with singling out of a group of people. If we could just get around the loud mouths that cry foul when this happens, we'd be better off.

RE: Yes, because....
By Totally on 7/24/2013 12:57:09 AM , Rating: 2
I'm pretty sure Hitler said something very similar at some point in time.

RE: Yes, because....
By overlandpark4me on 7/28/2013 9:58:32 PM , Rating: 1
Hey, tard, I don't recall the Jew's killing and robbing people like the blacks are doing in large numbers. You're embarrassing...

RE: Yes, because....
By Totally on 7/28/2013 10:45:00 PM , Rating: 2
I don't even..

For the record, I am black, do none of those things and sit here pretty offended. You sorry excuse for a human being. I'd like to call you names but can't think of any that wouldn't offend that group by calling you so.

RE: Yes, because....
By Jeffk464 on 7/23/2013 9:30:23 PM , Rating: 2
Should be great for prankster teenagers, can see cops getting really irritated with the windows going up.

By GulWestfale on 7/23/2013 10:55:50 AM , Rating: 5
cop buys donuts.
cop walks back to car.
car locks doors and windows when it sees him coming.
seats 100% protected from donut crumbs.

RE: lol
By Cheesew1z69 on 7/23/2013 11:13:17 AM , Rating: 2
What we need is protection from stupid comments... like yours.

RE: lol
By jRaskell on 7/23/2013 4:51:20 PM , Rating: 2
What you apparently need is a sense of humor.

RE: lol
By mikable on 7/23/2013 11:39:46 AM , Rating: 2
Now that's just funny!

By mmatis on 7/23/2013 5:54:02 PM , Rating: 2
what size object is required to make the system react...

RE: Wonder...
By InsGadget on 7/24/2013 4:18:52 PM , Rating: 2
Yours isn't big enough.

Who is....
By Kisper on 7/25/2013 12:22:02 AM , Rating: 2
“I can tell you from personal experience at night that officer security is a critical concern,” says Freiburger.

It'd be helpful if the article would tell us who exactly (or vaguely) Freiburger is.

By Deputysheriff14 on 8/10/2013 3:15:03 AM , Rating: 2
I have a 2005 Ford Crown Vic Interceptor. The catalytic converters were hollowed out. Now the exhaust is loud and sounds horrible. I see where some people say this wouldn't make that much difference is how loud the exhaust is and I've also heard it won't make much difference.
Any help? I've heard of people stuffing the hollowed out converter with steel mesh and and so fourth to make it quiet back down. Is that possible or is replacing the converters my only option. And does the hollowed out converter really make it that much louder? or is something else wrong. Gaskets and all were just replaced at the manifold.

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