• Nov 21, 2012

2012 LA Auto Show Design Challenge asks automakers for futuristic highway patrol vehicle

Kyle Thibaut
For the past nine years, organizers of the Los Angeles Auto Show have chosen a Design Challenge theme, ranging from futuristic race cars to ultra-lightweight concepts. The Design Challenge is a contest for any automaker's studio to show off their design prowess with forward-thinking insights into the future of transportation. This year's theme is 'Highway Patrol Vehicle 2025' and the results are both intriguing and a bit scary.

"The vehicle should empower highway patrol officers to meet new demands and effectively both 'protect and serve' the public while considering not just enforcement needs but emission concerns, population growth and transportation infrastructure, among other trends," according to the LA Auto Show's website. The submissions will be judged based on design, creativity and environmental considerations.

Design studios from BMW, GM, Honda, Mercedes, and Subaru have all entered submissions, with the winner to be announced November 29 during an event at the 2012 LA Auto Show.

Check out the gallery below for the design entrants:



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      mr.orn
      • 4 Days Ago
      WOW !
      • 4 Days Ago
      Police spend way too much time on speed enforcement. Get the cars into the school zones and the cops out of the cars. Talk to the kids, prevent some crime, make the schools and neighborhoods safer. Cops write speeding tickets because the supervisors assign them to speed enforcement. Why? Revenue! Let the police do police work instead of being assigned as revenue agents.
      • 4 Days Ago
      Police are to protect and serve not to have space looking vehicles , I think this is getting a bit much , I would really hate to see what this world is going to turn out to be , I hope I'm with my peace maker before all this self made aliens things arrive ,
      Hitmanblues
      • 4 Days Ago
      What ever they look like if we do not get better police than what we have now than they will still be driven by abusive punks in uniform.
        blindskeeter
        • 4 Days Ago
        @Hitmanblues
        Why would anyone want to be a cop? Cops are the gang of blue. Nothing less, nothing more.
      • 4 Days Ago
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      jontrentj
      • 4 Days Ago
      they will come equipped with coffee makers and donut dispensers.
      greggrwag
      • 4 Days Ago
      Not to mention the many 2000-07 model Chevy Impala's and Chargers out their.
      lthrnck68
      • 4 Days Ago
      Yup, I'm going worry about that until 2025 rolls around.
      bugrocksj
      • 4 Days Ago
      bull
      ronlewis7
      • 4 Days Ago
      Can you imagine that thing transforming and give you a Rodney King beat down??? Or ED 209??? Citizen: “But officer, I dropped my weapon....!!” New CopCar: “You now have 3 seconds to comply!!!!"
      Don
      • 4 Days Ago
      You gotta be kidding me! If Obama stays in for four more years there won't be enough money in the auto industry to build a horse drawn spring wagon. Forget about all this high tech crap. Bicycles will be the modern mode for the police.
      Ed.
      • 4 Days Ago
      WHAT A WASTE OF E PLEUR BUS ($$$$$$) AND i PERSONNAALY BELIEVE THAY LOOK UGLY!!!
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