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Computers, data storage and wireless broadband equipment are housed in the trunk of the car.

Thanks to TruTV, we're all now familiar with police car dash-cams. This car has both front- and rear-facing cameras, as well as a camera monitoring the back seat.

Motorola's working on "360-degree surveillance" with cameras covering every inch all around the vehicle. Also in the works: computer software that can automatically analyze everything within sight of the car, looking for suspicious activity -- or wanted faces -- and instantly alerting the officer.

Also, with broadband wireless connections, the video stream can be shared in real-time. That means commanders back at headquarters can monitor a chase right through the pursuing car's windshield. If need be, officers in other cars can pick up the feed, as well, so they know what to expect if they're being called into a difficult situation as back-up.


Last updated November 08 2011: 3:45 PM ET
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