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In Car Law Enforcement Vehicle Technology

Award Information

Award #
2003-IJ-CX-K011
Funding Category
Continuation
Location
Awardee County
Harris County
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2003
Total funding (to date)
$5,920,262

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $993,500)

The University of Houston (UH) will conduct research and engineering on projects that it jointly identifies with NIJ and industry to investigate the feasibility of new in-car law enforcement vehicle technology. UH will work closely with Visteon, who has designed a system to consolidate the multitude of stand-alone control heads found in a typical law enforcement vehicle and provide significant functional and ergonomic improvements to the police vehicle environment.

The University of Houston (UH) will continue to conduct research and engineering on projects that it jointly identifies with NIJ and industry to investigate the feasibility of new in-car law enforcement vehicle technology. UH will work closely with Visteon, who has designed a system to consolidate the multitude of stand-alone control heads found in a typical law enforcement vehicle and provide significant functional and ergonomic improvements to the police vehicle environment.

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These funds to the University of Houston are to establish the Southwest Public Safety Technology Center (SWTC). The University of Houston (UH) will conduct research and engineering projects that it jointly identifies with NIJ in support of State and local law enforcement. This work will include evaluations and investigation of the feasibility of new in-car law enforcement vehicle technology and the safety of law enforcement vehicle operations. UH will also work closely with the Sheriff's Association of Texas to assist law enforcement in this region to address their technology needs. nca/ncf

This award is for the continuation of the Southwest Public Safety Technology Center. The center's mission is one to create public safety technolgy test beds made up of participating public safety entities and organizations to provide a forum in which to identify and verify public safety technology requirements, as well as to serve as a test site for a national academic consortium to conduct public safety technology research and development.

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Date Created: September 28, 2003