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A new Vauxhall Insignia police specification car became the first vehicle to showcase the highly-anticipated Single Vehicle Architecture (SVA) at the Home Office Scientific Development Branch (HOSDB) exhibition.
Vauxhall’s Special Vehicles Operation team has been developing SVA with the Association of Chief Police Officers Intelligent Transportations Systems Working Group (ACPO ITS).
The production of the demonstration new Vauhxall Insignia is expected to represent a major leap forward in the simplification of equipping police vehicles.
SVA provides a standardised specification to which all manufacturers and suppliers can adhere thereby allowing them to produce common wiring for equipment and connection points in emergency vehicles. It will also enable plug and play of electronics, reducing the time needed for equipping and decommissioning police vehicles.
Dick Ellam, Manager Vehicle Conversions, Vauxhall, said: “For police vehicles, Single Vehicle Architecture will be hugely significant.
“The UK has some of the most advanced police vehicles in the world; with features such as automatic number plate recognition and detailed data recording instruments.
“This has meant that installing these systems in cars was extremely difficult, and each car has until now needed to be installed in a different way depending on the needs of each individual police force. Single Vehicle Architecture will eliminate this complexity.”
HOSDB is the UK's only secure event for displaying the latest security equipment for law enforcement and public security. The exhibition took place from 22-24 March.
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