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Taking a ride in a police squad car is typically an unenviable experience, but not today. Bradley teams up with our friends at the LAPD to check the tech on the all new Chevrolet Caprice PPV (Police Patrol Vehicle). From an infrared night vision camera to an automated license plate scanner, this Caprice cop car puts Robocop's '86 Taurus LX to shame.
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BigBotz

This Automated scanning tech is not cool. Now the cops don't even have to have any cause and they don't even have to do any work to make money for the city. Make no mistake, this is for increased revenue NOT your safety. Next they will have face recognition software and just drive around profiling people.

October 31 2013 at 1:46 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Cheryl Burr

ined anew emailmine yahoo doesn't work anymore

October 30 2013 at 7:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mr. Wheel

Notice how your local police forces are appearing more and more like military units ? The body armor, combat vehicles, high tech weapons, the attitude. YOU my good tax paying citizens may soon be considered the enemy by your own government ! Beware ! High tech is good but not when it is used to suppress or generate revenue !

October 29 2013 at 11:26 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Rex Sagle

Car & Driver had a test of these vehicles at Virginia International Race way they said it would be suited more for parking violations than pursuit applications, in just one lap the Caprice was beaten by the Charger over 7 seconds,

October 24 2013 at 3:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
G

I never watched this due to the ongoing commercial, !

October 23 2013 at 11:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Malcolm&Gwen

Are the ALPReaders available for cameras to be placed on Community Entrance Gates for Security and unauthorized entry?

October 23 2013 at 3:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David

hmmm...1986 was a while back, but I'm fairly sure the cop cars in Robocop were Mercury Sables, not Ford Tauruses (Tauri). The Sables had the cool sort-of-light-bar between the headlights.

October 21 2013 at 9:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
iwatchtomuch

This was a demo vehicle, LAPD has gone with the Charger as their next patrol car

October 11 2013 at 4:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brian

"Because we can" doesn't always translate to "therefore we should". We need to have a serious conversation in this country about the government's use of technology, especially with respect to conducting surveillance on law-abiding citizens. It's only going to become more intrusive, not less, so we need to have this discussion now.

October 11 2013 at 7:35 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Jack Reacher

Great that LAPD is getting even better equipped to hunt down the drunks and skunks like Jack Maluz.. What a ********

October 10 2013 at 1:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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