Wanted: the 2025 police car.
The 2012 Los Angeles Design Challenge is looking far ahead in search of the “Highway Patrol Vehicle 2025”. Tomorrow’s guardians of the law will be faced with even fuller roads in use by electronically monitored and controlled traffic and a decidedly denser population. This new age will call for a new type of police car. Police cars will be required to reliably reach any conceivable location, on- or off-road, via the shortest route, while demonstrating extreme environment-friendliness thanks to alternative drives. Pronounced green car assets and off-road capabilities will thus be crucial attributes for a police car in 2025. The Vision Ener-G-Force which Mercedes-Benz is presenting as a design study in Los Angeles meets these requirements as an environment-friendly SUV and could support the police and other operational units in every corner of the world.