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Big Screens in cars -- seen on the streets

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Robert.Boston, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    How soon will we see the Model S police cruiser edition? Notice that the Boston Police already are used to a 17" at their fingers!
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  2. slavi

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    Not a touch screen
     
  3. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Still. Interesting concept. You could reinforce the Model S which would add significant weight and would decrease range but I'd imagine for patrol duty, it would work well. Plus, sitting on the side of the road wouldn't require running a gas engine and wasting fuel. I have no idea how much weight is added to police cruisers over a standard car but would a police car using the 80 kWh pack that only got 100-150 miles of realistic range (making these numbers up obviously) be worth it to police departments? I'd imagine in bulk, Tesla could bring the price down but not sure if most departments can afford such a potentially expensive car. Cool idea though.
     
  4. goyogi

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    Depends on what they want. Most police cruisers are stock bodies with beefed up suspension. Mainly at the joints. Plus they'll want steel wheels.
     
  5. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Gotta love the internet.
    How Police Cars Work

    Does anyone know the math behind estimating how much of a range hit the Model S would take with this added weight?

    It could have LED lights and everything. Whoever gets pulled over in their EV by the first police car EV would make history too.
     
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  8. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    How did you do that in less than 20 min? Amazing:smile:
     
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    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    He's baaaaack! TEG, that is! :smile: He can find anything on the Internet, SOPA/PIPA protest blackouts or not!
     
  11. mcornwell

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    Looks like the current Toyota Tacoma. Wonder if my wife would notice if her iPad went missing and it ended up in my Taco?
     
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    I had a 10" laptop velcro'd to my dashboard in 2000. I wanted to bring my MP3's with me but there weren't any good portable MP3 players at the time...I think we know what happened next haha.
     

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