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Title: Technology Assessment Program Information Center - 1983 Model Year Patrol Vehicle Testing
Corporate Author: Michigan Dept of State Police
United States of America

International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Technology Assessment Program Information Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 60
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Arlington, VA 22201
Michigan Dept of State Police
East Lansing, MI 48823
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Justice
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US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 78-NI-99-001 (S-2)
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Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the data collected and conclusions drawn in the Michigan State Police's evaluation of 1983 police patrol package vehicles.
Abstract: A total of 15 police package cars were tested, with 5 of these vehicles -- Chevrolet Impala (350-4V), Chevrolet Malibu (305-4V), Dodge Diplomat (318-4V), -- Ford LTD Crown Victoria S (351-VV), and Plymouth Grand Fury (318-4V) -- competing against the Michigan State Police specifications. In the evaluation, the vehicle dynamics score is the average time in seconds that the vehicle required to complete the 12 fastest laps of the pursuit course; the acceleration score is the time in seconds that the vehicle required to reach 100 mph; the brake deceleration score is the average deceleration rate in feet per second; the top speed is the maximum speed that the vehicle obtained; the ergonomics and communications score is the total point value assigned to the vehicle on the score sheet; and the fuel economy score is the city mileage estimate published by the Environmental Protection Agency in miles per gallon. Of the five cars competing against the Michigan State Police specifications, the Chevrolet Impala (350-4V) received the highest total score. Appended are the Michigan State vehicle specifications, manufacturer vehicle specifications, vehicle acceleration data, and bid adjustment procedures.
Index Term(s): Michigan; Police cars; Testing and measurement
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