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Carbon Motors Unveils World's First Purpose-Built Law Enforcement Vehicle

Carbon Motors Corporation has unveiled the Carbon 'E7' today. Tagged as the world's first purpose-built law enforcement vehicle, the E7 embarks on a nine city U.S. tour culminating at the 115th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference in San Diego, California where over 15,000 senior law enforcement professionals will gather from all around the world.

The overall concept of the E7 is to move away from retrofitting a standard passenger production vehicle to law enforcement specs, and instead provide a vehicle designed and engineered from the ground up specifically for law enforcement purposes.

With the voluntary input of over 1,700 law enforcement professionals, the vehicle will come fully equipped with technological and design elements including an ergonomically correct cockpit inspired by jet fighters and helicopters, a high powered clean-diesel engine capable of running on biodiesel, integrated external and internal surveillance capabilities, radar, LoJack, an automatic license plate recognition system, radiation and biological threat detectors and 360 degree, highly noticeable built-in LED emergency lighting. In addition, the 'E7' debuts Carbon's proprietary On-board Rapid Command Architecture (ORCA) with a large touch-screen main display and a separate touch screen keyboard providing world-class data communication and human-machine interface.

For more details, photos and videos, see source link below.

Published Oct 10, 2008 11:37 am By Brian Potter

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unknownuser
and the dangerous habit of pulling people over on the shoulder of highways... most severe accident happen that way, someone falls asleep @ the wheel, and slams into the cars parked on the shoulder... like in europe, police stops should only be allowed on off/ramps or rest areas/gas stations... and the stupid chase thing should also be outlawed... how many people have gotten injured or killed in those chases...???
Oct 11, 2008 2:36 pm
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unknownuser
i agree with 911fanatic, the U.S. has become a police state... and even in a routine traffic check people get treated like any criminal....
Oct 11, 2008 2:32 pm
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BavarianMS
Some cops are real assholes like the one who gave me a seatbelt tickit and i had my seatbelt on..but no u cant argue with them..stupid pig.
Oct 11, 2008 1:15 pm
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911fnatic
As if the US Police need any more power, its enough of a police state as is.
Oct 11, 2008 12:46 pm
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Tosh123
is the police interceptor from ford a purpose-built law enforcement vehicle??
Oct 11, 2008 12:35 am
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vadizzel
Here in U.S the COP cars are used as TAXIs after the 100,000-150,000 miles or are sold to public cheap. Its too expensive to get MB or BMW You cant compare the amount of crime in U.S and Europe. The cars here wear out more and police need cars that are cheap to fix. This car will probably never make it because Ford and Chevy wont loose their contract with Police. This is the only entity that still buy thos POS cars.
Oct 11, 2008 12:04 am
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Tuner_Mad
These aggresive looks can even scare criminals.
Oct 10, 2008 11:32 pm
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IKA
LOOK'S AGLY!it's can be more agresive and beatyful..but who know's like what it needs to be..i agree think about propogand
Oct 10, 2008 10:36 pm
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mmr66
finaly someone has made a car specialy for the police now they can stop using range rovers mercs bmw's and hummers they are going to be realy happy :-)
Oct 10, 2008 10:24 pm
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michelin901
few countries in the middle east got a fleet of brand new s500s and how about the gallardo in italy. this thing reminds me of a proton
Oct 10, 2008 9:46 pm
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M!
they left out the GPS with donut shops guidance. and the donut holder.
Oct 10, 2008 8:48 pm
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_M7_
Coolest propaganda for cops I`ve ever seen XD and looks impresive too, lets see it on action please
Oct 10, 2008 8:46 pm
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BritBoy
What happens when they are past their useful life as a Police car? They get scrapped? Unlike now where they are converted back to 'civilian' cars and sold at auctions. This is the reason most UK Police cars are now silver, it makes them easier to sell on ;)
Oct 10, 2008 6:18 pm
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Bristol411S3
The UK police drive 5-series BMWs and Range Rovers. I only ever see North America choose the most rubbish cars they know as police cars. What's wrong with lighter, faster mainstream models with beefed up brakes and the like to cope with the pace?
Oct 10, 2008 6:11 pm
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unknownuser
why not a station wagon concept??? the limo concept is very limiting... in a station wagon there's much more space to fit big stuff like traffic cones and that stuff... or a mercedes transporter, seats 2 in the front with comfort, is fast enough for highway use, and fits a whole SWAT team if needed...
Oct 10, 2008 6:10 pm
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Xenicide
It's quite apparent that the whole idea of this vehicle is eluding you two. Fire Fighters have a vehicle designed with what they have to do in mind, which is fight fires. Law enforcement uses mostly just 3 cars, and they are very shoddy. The Crown Vic is just a massive beast, too long, but Ford is talking about discontinuing it. The Chevy Impala is just horrid... the transmission is a POS, and when you see it you can't help but laugh a little. The Dodge Charger is mean looking, sounds nice, and is quicker than the other two. But the brakes on the Charger are terrible. The whole idea of this vehicle is to serve the Law Enforcement Officers that server you. To alleviate some of their worries about their current vehicles. The price of a Charger with the Police Package that is fully equipped for the department is about $28,000. That is the goal price that Carbon Motors is trying to get to, but I am willing to bet it will still be more for a while. The sad thing is, like when the Chargers came out, the actual police that are patrolling won't get them, and the people higher up that don't even patrol will.
Oct 10, 2008 5:36 pm
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motorjedi
Meanwhile, in countries that are not America, they actually have decent cars for the job (sometimes), well in Europe basically, not most other places. I still think this is too fancy and frivolous to be a realistic proposition. No one will buy it. Except maybe Hollywood. Ha ha, "ergonomically correct cockpit", hahahah, does this mean the steering isn't operated from the back seat?
Oct 11, 2008 1:49 am
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M.V.P.
lol Robocop it's back
Oct 10, 2008 4:58 pm
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Meeshka
I had an imagine of that, when I was young they portrayed the future (in movies) as something too futuristic. Cops had their own crazy cars while we had our regular machines. scary.
Oct 10, 2008 7:09 pm
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NardoW12
yup...like we have that much money to spend on a cop car now
Oct 10, 2008 4:51 pm
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