Year 2025 Police Vehicle Concepts Created By Auto Design Studios

Year 2025 Police Vehicle Concepts Created By Auto Design Studios

Getting pulled over for speeding won't change, it might be by a driver-less car though.

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 21 november 2012

The ninth annual LA Design Challenge unveiled work from six automotive studios creating entries based on the theme of “Highway Patrol Vehicle 2025.” Designers were asked to develop ideas for a highway patrol vehicle that meets the challenges of a specific region’s transportation and societal conditions of their choosing. Some teams focused on the open road while others developed ideas suited for more confined urban areas. A winner will be announced at ‘Designers Night’ on the evening prior to the opening of the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The BMW Group DesignworksUSA team developed E-Patrol (Human-Drone Pursuit Vehicle) function in continued dense traffic scenarios in future Los Angeles. The patrol vehicle can deploy three drones, one which flies and two single wheel rolling drones to stream survey information and pursue suspects.

The Volt Squad is GM’s three vehicle patrol fleet built on an advanced version of their electric drive system. Each of the vehicles is tailored to a specific task in either the air, highway, or city environments.

Honda R&D Americas
The CHP Drone Squad is built to operate on California’s highways as either  manned or un-manned vehicles. Comprised of an Auto-Drone and Moto-Drone, the former serves as a mission control vehicle while the latter becomes remotely driven motorcycles which have pursuit and rescue capabilities.

Honda Advanced Design Studio, Tokyo
The “CHiPs” 2025 Traffic Crawler is designed to be a stable vehicle for the officer to operate but have a narrow size advantage in navigating snarled highway traffic. The low stance means the rider can engage in high speed pursuit with a reduced chance of the vehicle tipping over.

Designed to be the most environmentally friendly SUV, the Ener-G-Force concept is an evolved version of the Mercedes G-Class produced since the 1970’s. The design team speculated that patrol cars in the future would need to be capable of navigating more diverse types of terrain under law enforcement conditions and disaster or environmental hazard situations.

Intended for use on Hawaii’s inter-island Paradise Highway, the SHARC (Subaru Highway Automated Response Concept) is a autonomous, zero-emission patrol vehicle. The SHARC aims to augment reduced highway patrol budgets by providing remote 3D video to officers who can control the vehicle via goggles and voice command.

Here’s a gallery of all the concept design images.


Bicycle Hotel In Norway Makes Commuting A Breeze

Design & Architecture
Technology Yesterday

Umbrella Tells You Whether It's Needed Before You Go Out

Opus One was designed by former Samsung engineers and offers a weather forecast via the flashing LED on top

Sustainability Yesterday

Biocomposite Skateboard Provides An Eco-Friendly Ride

The Uitto is an eco-friendly skate deck crafted from Norwegian wood fibers


Get PSFK's Related Report: Future of Automotive

See All
Work Yesterday

Hyatt Honors Travelers With A 3D-Printed Statue Contest

The hospitality wanted to celebrate the people who go everywhere for work and make sure their tasks were not forgotten

Syndicated Yesterday

High-Tech Replica Brings Prehistoric Art Within Reach

A £48m recreation of the Lascaux Caves in France will let visitors experience the unique place for the first time in decades

Entertainment Yesterday

Tripod Lets You Make Snapchat Videos Hands-Free

The Camkix kit lets you record wirelessly from any angle

IoT Yesterday

GE Develops An Alexa-Enabled Table Lamp

The first in a line of interconnected home products will integrate Amazon's voice-activated system for smarter home living

Advertising Yesterday

Spotify Mines User Data To Create A Global Ad Campaign

The series of billboards relays the feelings that people express through listening to music


Future Of Retail 2017
Transformation Strategies For Customer-First Business

PSFK Op-Ed Yesterday

Why Personalization Is The Key To Customer Satisfaction

Andrew Blackmon of The Black Tux shares how the company is using machine-learning models to streamline the fitting process

PSFK Labs december 1, 2016

Retail Spotlight: Home Depot Reimagines How Employees Conduct Tasks

The home improvement retailer puts the customer first by initiating local fulfillment centers and simplifying freight-to-shelf inventory management

Food Yesterday

What Material Research In Beirut Bodes For Our Waste Crisis

Might building furniture and lights out of rose petals and coffee grounds point to more sustainable modes of living, as seen in Beirut Design Week?

Social Media Yesterday

This Collar Wants To Be The Bridge Between Human-Dog Communication

Inupathy claims to be world's first dog emotion visualizer

Retail Yesterday

Commerce Expert: Why Brick-And-Mortar Shopping Can’t Be Replaced

Erin Armendinger, SVP of bio, explains the physical need of customers to experience certain products before buying

Fashion Yesterday

Basquiat-Inspired Fashion Line Supports Emerging Talent

The late artist's estate has collaborated with New York label alice+olivia on a new range of designs

Gaming & Play Yesterday

Fidgeting Tools Designed To Help Creative Minds Focus

The DIDGETS Collection helps those who have anxiety or are restlessly moving to focus while they are working


Conference Built Around Report Launch

Children Yesterday

Helpful Robot Teaches People Of All Ages How To Code

The Root has coding expertise designed to benefit a wide range of people

Home Yesterday

Sharing Service Connects Directors With Film Locations

Finding affordable places to film can be difficult, so GETset was designed to help creators easily find good locations

Technology Yesterday

Adobe Is Teaching Machines To Copy Your Artistic Style

A new research project called Stylit uses a camera to mimic a drawing and reproduce the strokes digitally

No search results found.