Cop car of the future revealed

November 18, 2008 5:54:58 PM PST
The police car of the future made its Northern California debut Tuesday in San Jose.

Georgia custom car maker Carbon Motors' says the E-7 prototype was built after consulting with some 2,000 police officers nationwide. Standard equipment includes a computer linked license plate scanner, and bomb detectors.

A vehicle that incorporates all the technology that law enforcement uses today much like you would do a fighter aircraft or a helicopter," Carbon Motors spokesperson Stacy Stephens said. "You build around an operator and you build that cockpit around them to provide them with a much safer environment and one that will be more efficient for them for use in the field."

The E-7 even has a "green" bio diesel engine. The car is expected to hit the market by 2012.


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