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With battery packs, oxygen tanks, and a drone, this pickup is ready for anything.

Nissan shows off its approach to sustainable emergency vehicles.

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It provides real-time notifications from emergency responders.

Real-time info, because sirens can only be so loud.

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It's like OnStar for your BMW motorcycle.

BMW will introduce the first smart emergency tech for motorbikes, Intelligent Emergency Call. The real magic comes with its automatic responses.

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The Arkadelphia Police Department in Arkansas traded in ten of their aging Crown Victoria police cruisers for brand-new Toyota Camry Hybrids.

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Next time an earthquake cripples a city or a hurricane batters an island, drones deployed to emergency zones may relay real-time information to rescuers via software in their Ford trucks.

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A New Jersey woman made a fake 911 call last week to distract police so she could drive home drunk from a bar.

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BMW is equipping its i3 electric hatchback for use by police, fire, and ambulance services around the world. There's even one transporting cash around Warsaw in place of an armored truck.

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A man in Florida had the bright idea last week to make a phony call to 911 in an attempt to get out of a speeding ticket.

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A small plane made an emergency landing in the middle of rush hour traffic on the streets of Irvine, CA last week, much to the surprise of the drivers stuck in traffic.

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Volkswagen has prepared an array of police and emergency vehicles to showcase at the RETTmobil show in Germany, including first-responder versions of the Golf, Passat, Tiguan, Touareg, Amarok, Transporter and Crafter.

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Forget FEMA. Portland, Oregon's relief – if and when the Big One hits – might just come in the form of an army of bike riders. Most likely fueled by caffeine rations.

One woman found out the hard way that her car didn't come with a doughnut

A spare tire use to be standard equipment in a new car, an extra layer of safety distressed drivers could count on to get them out of a jam. But those days are over.

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It was only a matter of time before law enforcement agencies would realize the potential of driver-assist technology for use in their Ford Police Interceptors, and, now that they have, those back-up cameras and radar systems won't be used just for parking, but for security, as well.

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Mercedes-Benz is working on a system that may help emergency workers quickly and safely rescue trapped occupants in wrecked vehicles. The system pairs rescue sheets that show firefighters, police and paramedics information on exactly how and where to use rescue sheers to extract trapped passengers, the location of major hydraulic lines, air bags and electrical cables as well as other important vehicle data with QR codes. Using two stickers with the codes prominently displayed, rescue workers can

Edmunds has taken a closer look at which vehicles are most heavily favored by the federal government by evaluating percentage of model sales in 2011. Not surprisingly the Chevrolet Caprice topped off the list with a whopping 79.2 percent of sales going to government agencies, while the out-to-pasture Ford Crown Victoria took second with 57.2 percent of total sales. But that's pretty much where the predictability comes to a close. The Chevrolet Express van takes a distant third with 10.7 percent.

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What you see here is an ambulance. It's based on the Sharan, a van Volkswagen offers in certain overseas markets. We shall therefore call it the Sharanbulance.