General Motors (GM), has announced that they will be implementing new safety technology features into the new 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV). The list of features will serve as an assistance to the safety of the police on road patrol while still allowing them to complete their duty.
There are multiple features included in this new driver assist package which has never been seen before on a pursuit-rated vehicle from GM.
Forward Collision Alert: A system designed to interpret and measure the incoming speeds between a vehicle. If and when a driver-adjustable threshold is passed, the system will trigger an automated visual alert as well as audible tones or seat pulses if enabled.
Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking: This feature automatically applies the brakes if the vehicle is at slow speeds and the system detects an impending front end collision if the driver has not already applied the brakes. This is the first time this feature has been implemented into a pursuit vehicle.
Lane Keep Assist and Lane Departure Warning: If the driver is unintentionally drifting out of their lane without making any active steering movements, the system will automatically correct the vehicle with gentle steering motions.
Safety Alert Driver Seat: As an alternative to the audible crash avoidance alerts, this provides a vibrating pulse to the driver’s seat.
Power Adjustable Pedals: This simple system will allow drivers to find their comfortable steering and seat positions
On top of this new driver assist package, the vehicle will also come with other standard safety features such as Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, stability control systems, rear vision camera and more to ensure that the multitasking police officers can continue to execute their duty with excellence and safety.
Take a look at this video which includes an older model of the Chevy Tahoe police pursuit vehicle as we compete against it down the quarter mile.