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Visitors to the 2007 International Security Convention West show (ISC West) in Las Vegas had a chance to get up close and personal with the future of police patrol vehicles. On display was the new three-wheeled chariot from T3 Motion. Sort of a Segway with sirens, the T3 Series security model boasts a top speed of 18-25 mph. That should be good enough to catch a fleeing suspect, but the T3 will most likely show its benefit in keeping officers fresh for when they have to dismount and really start a pursuit.
Powered by two rechargeable batteries, it will cost about $8,000 but offers a much lower per-mile cost than just about anything this side of a bicycle. Extra batteries can be carried and swapped in as necessary for a longer range and recharge times are 4-6 hours when you get back to the station. It's a bit beefier and more authoritative looking than a Segway, and with a front wheel, a little more stable, as well. And it's green to boot. The zero-emission vehicle even uses LED lighting to minimize battery usage. T3 motion offers a range of similar vehicles customized for military, personal security and law enforcement applications.

[Source: Engadget]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      I saw this on a Family Guy episode once. Except doughnuts shoot out of the bag into the cops mouth while they're riding to feed them energy. Looked pretty cool.
      • 8 Years Ago
      What does this offer over a bicycle other than higher cost, limited range and restrictive off-road ability?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Star Wars called, they want R2-D2 back. I say let the police ride the bicycle and exercise at the same time.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Does it have the sign, "Keep back 100 Feet From Gay Little Scooter", like the Segway?

      • 8 Years Ago
      Compared to a bicycle, this is not green.
      • 3 Years Ago
      How can I find a dealer for my son who has limited walking mobility. He could use for college campus.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yeah, it will be a thrilling chase until the suspect steps onto a sidewalk and the cop has to look for a wheelchair ramp...
      • 8 Years Ago
      One word: Futurama!
      • 8 Years Ago
      What about well conditioned police officers, is that a thing of the past?