Car Show Challenge to Create Futuristic Patrol Car

By Dialogo
September 17, 2012

The 2012 edition of the Los Angeles, California Car Show has challenged participants to create a police patrol vehicle for 2025. Several well-known companies like Bentley, BMW, General Motors, Hyundai, Honda and Subaru, will propose their designs.

The challenge should include tools and systems that are not currently in use, so participants must ask themselves what technology will be effective for the next 12 years.

The futuristic patrol car must accommodate the motto “protect and serve,” and follow some specifications, such as have clean gas emissions, use alternative fuels, telemetry and communications, as well as dynamic navigation systems for use within the city.

Proposals shall be submitted in early November and the winner will be announced between the 28th and 29th of that month, taking into account the practical tools, good speed, handling, maintenance, environmental friendliness and recyclability.

The judges will be composed of individuals from the leading design schools in the U.S., among them Tom Matano, Executive Director of the School of Industrial Design at the Academy of San Francisco, and Molnar Imre, Dean of Creative Studies at the University of Detroit.

The reason for the proposed topic is to update technologies for public services and the fight against crime.