Traditionally, public service vehicles, such as highway maintenance, escort vehicles and breakdown vehicles would be converted by specialist installers who would screw in and fix screens and laptops to the dashboard. In some vehicles, this means that the whole of the passenger side is completely overrun with equipment.
The auto industry is seeing a lot of change when it comes to in-vehicle tech and connectivity, particularly when it comes to electrification and automation. And for law enforcement fleets this represents a major transformation in how officers can better serve their citizens and communities.
Throughout 2022, many network carriers in the US and the UK will be phasing out their 3G networks in order to improve infrastructure for 4G LTE and 5G. 5G technology has for some time been promising incredible advantages to vehicle connectivity, including faster downloads and direct communication, rather than communication via servers.
Over the past few years, VNC Automotive has been involved in several law enforcement projects. We’ve been seeing huge increases in demand recently – particularly from police forces – to connect various types of mission critical equipment to the OEM screen in the middle of many dashboards.
The last six months has seen our industry make huge leaps forward as the development of the cars of the future speeds up, and some automakers are reporting their best quarters. More than ever our team will be vital to our success, but how do we ensure that staff old and new are engaged and energised in this post-pandemic world of work?
Connected technology has vastly improved the way we live, communicate, and work. When it comes to emergency services and law enforcement, connectivity not only enables first responders to work more efficiently, but also increases health and safety for the individual in and outside of the vehicle.