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Fantastic. I wonder how well the new Fords will last durability wise.
 
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This is an opportunity for the Pentastar V6 to really earn it's stripes. I hope some of PD's local to me make the same decision; right now they all seem to be choosing Tahoes. :huh:
 

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Here they say they're replacing their Crown Vics with Tauruses & Edges. :(
I said you should be getting 2014 Charger Enforcers with AWD instead. B)
 

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Mike V. said:
Fantastic. I wonder how well the new Fords will last durability wise.
Not as good, there have been rumblings of turbo issues.
The LAPD has worked closely with Dodge Fleet for the last year, integrating the MyGig and police computers to eliminate the bulky law enforcement computers. This car raises the bar and interior photos can be seen at my Police Car Test article from last year.
 
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LeeRyder said:
Ford is an old hat in this game. I am sure they will do fine :)
Their last version of a FWD based cop car did not do well.

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I can't understand police wanting a vehicle with an ancient 5 speed tranny, especially when the 8 speed performs so much better. Maybe it's kinda like vanilla ice cream, been around for a long time, not great, but ok...
 

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I imagine police are looking for something with a proven track record over the latest, greatest thing on the block. Let the 8spd get some history behind it and they might opt for that in the future.
 

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That interior is much cleaner than I had expected, assuming that this is the interior in question:



Are there plans to integrate Mygig or Uconnect or whatever it's called into some of the more common packet radio systems to allow the police to call up their databases on the in-dash screens?
 

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That interior is much cleaner than I had expected, assuming that this is the interior in question:



Are there plans to integrate Mygig or Uconnect or whatever it's called into some of the more common packet radio systems to allow the police to call up their databases on the in-dash screens?
Oh yes! There is a great article on mopar fleet vehicle testing in Cali. I would include the link but im on my phone.

One of the photos (taken by a fellow allparian) shows a huge indash screen. Looks kinda like teslas model s dash.
http://www.allpar.com/squads/tests/copswest-2012.html

Ended up finding it.
 

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TWX said:
That interior is much cleaner than I had expected, assuming that this is the interior in question:


Are there plans to integrate Mygig or Uconnect or whatever it's called into some of the more common packet radio systems to allow the police to call up their databases on the in-dash screens?
The correct link and yes, it uses MyGig
https://www.allpar.com/squads/tests/copswest-2012.html

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Next up was Sergeant Gomez of the LAPD. Dodge and the LAPD worked closely together to develop the Chrysler on-board computer and NAV screen, to integrate it with the LAPD database and crime computers. Featuring a 12.1 inch display screen, it drops the bulky old-school monitors and associated equipment that clutters up a traditional squad car. The system has the criminal justice system database, plate readers, in-car and multiple view external video cameras, and a wide host of other applications.
 

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THAT I did not expect... That's amazing! I assume that the keyboard unit is either wireless or is at least capable of being picked up from the console to be typed on...

Was this configuration crash-tested too? You say that it's "beta test", so I wouldn't be surprised if it weren't, though if they've crash-tested the other factory-upbuild accessories then I expect that it would be when considered finished...

I wouldn't mind a setup like that in a civilian car if it controls everything... *grin*
 

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THAT I did not expect... That's amazing! I assume that the keyboard unit is either wireless or is at least capable of being picked up from the console to be typed on...

Was this configuration crash-tested too? You say that it's "beta test", so I wouldn't be surprised if it weren't, though if they've crash-tested the other factory-upbuild accessories then I expect that it would be when considered finished...

I wouldn't mind a setup like that in a civilian car if it controls everything... *grin*
...and...when the car is removed from service, the keyboard is removed...and the screen stays! Great for a used auction buy! ;)
 

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Oops. Thanks norm.
I'm hoping this system does get implemented. Two words: police auction :)
Im sure it was a big selling point to get the bulk of the contract over GM and Ford, they still need to perform well during the test period, but other police forces have been very pleased with the new Dodge support team.
 
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MoparNorm said:
The correct link and yes, it uses MyGig
https://www.allpar.com/squads/tests/copswest-2012.html

From the article:

Next up was Sergeant Gomez of the LAPD. Dodge and the LAPD worked closely together to develop the Chrysler on-board computer and NAV screen, to integrate it with the LAPD database and crime computers. Featuring a 12.1 inch display screen, it drops the bulky old-school monitors and associated equipment that clutters up a traditional squad car. The system has the criminal justice system database, plate readers, in-car and multiple view external video cameras, and a wide host of other applications.
The "MyGIG" was the branding on the 6.5" Hard Drive radios. Like these:



Currently available in the Avenger, Grand Caravan, 200, Town & Country, Compass, Patriot and Wrangler.

I would guess they would have either "uConnect" branding or something else on that nice display for the police vehicles. Would be cool to see that screen in a Police Durango and Ram too ;)
 
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