2018 Dodge Charger Pursuit ambush prevention system enhanced to protect cops

For the 2018 model year, Dodge has rolled out some minor but useful updates to the Charger Pursuit police car. It now features a larger infotainment screen standard. It moves from 5 inches to 7 inches. But if police departments wish, they can opt for a massive 12-inch touchscreen that can replace a cumbersome laptop computer.

The new standard 7-inch screen will also be handy for using the now standard rear-view camera, as well as the “Officer Protection Package,” which is a no-cost option. This package, like last year, uses the rear-view camera and parking sensors to monitor whether someone is approaching behind the car. It’s main use is preventing ambushes. When something is detected, an audible alert is sounded, and the camera sends video to the screen for the officer to see what’s behind the car. It can also trigger the lights to go on, the doors to lock, and the windows to roll up.

Selecting the “Officer Protection Package” also adds the “Fleet Safety Group,” a new feature for the Charger Pursuit. This group of options adds blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

Finally, a new color “IndiGo Blue,” will be offered. It joins an array of factory and police-only colors for the Charger Pursuit. Interestingly, a Charger Pursuit can also be had in very bright colors such as “Go Mango” orange, and “TorRed” red.

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