It’s September and that means new 2016 Dodge models are being introduced into the market. For police departments, including the Albuquerque Police Department, the Rio Rancho Police Department, and the New Mexico State Police, this means new Charger Pursuits will soon be available. Dodge partnered with the Los Angeles Police Department to address some of the issues with current police vehicles. One of the biggest concerns was the compromised safety due to the laptop and keyboard that is generally fixed to the vehicle between the driver and the passenger in front of the center console.
Dodge came up with a solution for this safety concern that gets the job done, and then some. To put the new upgrades in perspective, the 2015 Dodge Chargers for civilians, either have a 5 inch or an 8.4 inch touch screen depending on the model. The 2016 Dodge Charger Pursuit, has a 12.1 inch Uconnect touch screen installed directly into the front-center consol. With this new screen, officers now have centralized control over their car’s dispatch system, light bar, camera, siren, and more. Not only does this 2016 Charger Pursuit have the upgraded Uconnect touch screen, the vehicle also has the capability to connect a USB or Bluetooth keyboard. This resolves the issue of a cluttered passenger’s side of the vehicle due to a laptop and keyboard being in the way and allows the airbag to deploy freely in the unfortunate event that it is necessary. Therefore, the 2016 Dodge Charge is now safer for police offers to drive.
Other than the new technologies this car is equipped with, the 2016 Dodge Charger Pursuit still has a comparable powertrain, transmission, suspension, and other mechanical features as well. Officer safety was the inspiration behind the new features of the 2016 Dodge Charger Pursuit. By keeping the amount of equipment in the police car to a minimum, our officers have less to worry about, and with less to worry about, our officers are safer when out in the field.