If you talk to it, it talks back, giving its driver important information, like a car's registration or a car's speed. The iForce can do this without ever being looked at.The systems cost $10K per car to put in. Worth it?
A police officer only need ask iForce a question, and thereby not look down or away from the road while using it. iForce can give directions, shoot radar, record dashcam video, turn on the car's lights, and much more, just by being asked.
"If you're on an emergency call, you really want your focus on the road," said Lt. Patrick Cochran, Austin Police Department's police technology unit.
The system is built on an airplane cockpit platform.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Does your police car really need to talk?
Now, every cop can pretend to be Knight Rider: From KXAN-Austin: