The Dodge Charger Pursuit will include a complimentary Protection Package for the 2017 model year, Fiat Chrysler has announced.
The Charger Pursuit protection package was developed in part with California’s InterMotive Inc. and includes Dodge’s ParkSense rear park assist system and ParkView rear backup camera. The system is slightly modified from consumer use, however, and is specially designed to warn officers of subjects approaching from the rear of the vehicle.
“This technology is designed to prevent an officer from being ambushed from the rear while parked,” said FCA fleet operations vice president Jeff Kommor. “While it does not replace vigilance, this technology acts as a second set of eyes and provides police officers with added peace of mind when they are in a parked Charger Pursuit.”
When the officer Protection Package is active, the reverse sensors will be turned on. If the sensors are tripped by a subject or moving object, the officer can observe the situation via the camera display. The system will also automatically lock the doors, roll up the front windows and flash the tail lights.
The officer Protection Package is available to order immediately on all 2017 Charger Pursuit U.S. orders.