The American automaker – Ford Motors (NYSE:F) – developed new features to help protect police officers when faced with rear attacks. The company has added the rear attack feature known as ‘’surveillance mode’’ on Ford (NYSE:F) Taurus which gives the cops a signal that they are being attacked from the car’s rear end. This is known as the Police Interceptor, which acts by utilizing the cars proximity radar and rear view mirror.
Therefore if some foe was to appear at the back end of the car, the system will first of all warn the officer with a sound. The sound is that of a chime after which the police officer’s driver-side window goes all the way up. Following this all the doors are immediately locked and exterior lights are turned on. This safety procedure aims to keep the police officer inside the vehicle at all times and safe at all times while on duty.
The basic reason for this setup is so that the police officer will have a few more moments to devise a plan to get rid of the unwanted enemy. These extra seconds are life saving moments at times and can help save the lives of our heroes.
By creating awareness about the surroundings, Ford (NYSE:F) helps those people who sit in their vehicles trying to fill out paperwork or those working, who do not have much knowledge about what is going on in the parking lot behind them. By activating the feature, the officer can surely detect whether danger lurks behind the corner or not.
When a stranger is behind the car then the camera will turn on automatically making it visible as to the police officer who it is. However, in places where it is certain that no such danger exists, the surveillance mode can be turned off.
Ford (NYSE:F) said in one of its statements that sometimes officers are busy with tasks in their vehicles such as report writing or monitoring, hence the surveillance mode will give them a heads up on enemy attacks. The feature acts as an extra pair of eyes that will surely help protect the officers against any sort of threat that attacks them from behind.
Ford (NYSE:F) says that the feature is now being offered to military officers as well as various other automakers. Being launched for the first time in 2014, the surveillance mode feature has worked its way up to become one of the leading marks of the year. This feature also won the company the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executive’s Award as the technology makes it much more safe for police officers.
One of Ford’s (NYSE:F) engineer supervisors, Randy Freiburger stated that the main aim of the company is to help police officers. They say that it does not matter whether the vehicle adopting the feature is one of Ford’s (NYSE:F) or its competitors. The truth of the matter is that surveillance is being improved in order to make it safe in every vehicle on the road for the cops.