CHICAGO – Carbon Motors Corporation will unveil the Carbon ‘E7,’ the world’s first purpose-built law enforcement vehicle, during the “2008 Pure Justice Tour” of nine U.S. cities starting in Chicago, Ill., and including San Diego, Calif., for the 115th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference and Exposition where over 15,000 senior law enforcement professionals will gather from all around the world, according to http://current.com.
The Carbon ‘E7’ — the temporary program code used until the law enforcement community selects a vehicle name — represents the next generation of law enforcement technology as the first vehicle in history designed and engineered from the ground up and bumper-to-bumper specifically for law enforcement operations. The vehicle will display a collection of world-class technological and design enhancements, including an ergonomically correct cockpit inspired by jet fighters and helicopters, a high powered clean-diesel engine capable of running on biodiesel (that will provide 40 percent improvement in fuel efficiency and will meet or exceed the driving performance of current vehicles), integrated external and internal surveillance capabilities, radar, LoJack, an automatic license plate recognition system, radiation and biological threat detectors, and 360 degree, high conspicuity built-in LED emergency lighting.
In addition, the ‘E7’ debuts Carbon’s proprietary On-board Rapid Command Architecture with a large touch-screen main display and a separate touch-screen keyboard. The ‘E7’ will serve as an integrated homeland security platform enhancing security capabilities for the nation’s 800,000+ law enforcement first responders, while substantially lowering their current operating costs and lessening the burden on taxpayers nationwide, according to Carbon Motors.