When the Crown Victoria was retired, police departments around the nation were faced with the daunting task of finding a replacement cruiser that could do everything the Vic could do — safely and reliably. As law enforcement agencies have experimented with various options, one make and model — the Chevy Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV) — has risen to the top as the pursuit vehicle of choice. Now Chevrolet has released the completely redesigned 2015 Chevy Tahoe PPV and Datalux is ready with the ergonomic Tru-Mount to bring all the benefits of the Datalux Tracer computing platform to this latest Chevy Tahoe for Public Safety.
Police departments overwhelmingly chose the Crown Victoria because it gave pursuing police officers muscle, handling and stability. Cheaper to maintain than other cars, the Crown Vic also was roomy inside with a lot of space for two officers and all of the police gear needed for patrol. With a lack of full-size rear wheel drive V8s to choose from, many departments did not know where to turn. But, the 2015 Chevy Tahoe PPV has changed all of that.
Chevrolet’s Tahoe has been available in a pursuit-rated version of the Tahoe for almost 10 years. As the only full-size SUV to be certified as a police pursuit-rated vehicle, the Chevy Tahoe is also Chevy’s best-selling law enforcement vehicle. Now, the 2015 Chevy Tahoe police pursuit-rated vehicle has been redesigned. The first four wheel drive model to be marketed as a police pursuit vehicle, the new Chevy Tahoe PPV surpasses the old Crown Vic in how it can aid and protect officers.
The Datalux 2015 Chevy Tahoe Tru-Mount is designed specifically for vehicle mounted public safety applications. Thousands of Datalux mounts and Tracer integrated computers are in use by police departments, sheriff’s offices, and fire departments all over the country. Ergonomically designed, the Tru-Mount positions the Tracer on a swivel hinge for easy access to the dashboard or for passenger use. While the basic mount fits a wide variety of vehicles, it is optimized for the 2015 Chevy Tahoe with several advantages.
The all-in-one Datalux Tracer computer system is daylight readable yet fully dimmable for nighttime viewing. It features an Intel® Core™ i5 or Core i7 mobile processor and a 12.1 inch high resolution touch screen. The benefits of the Datalux Tru-Mount with the all-in-one Tracer include:
- Home position is slightly angled toward driver, but viewable by passenger
- Installs quickly using passenger seat floor plate or center console as a solid base
- Installation requires no alteration to dashboard
- Does not interfere with airbag deployment and allows comfortable seating for passenger
- Works equally well with and without center consoles
- The Tracer unit may be removed from the mount by unplugging a single connector
SUVs were already gaining popularity among law enforcement fleet managers and officers in the field. SUVs can carry all of the necessary gear, plus they accommodate large police officers comfortably. Their raised height helps officers spot things like seat belt violations. And, SUVs are not the type of vehicle that most motorists are on the lookout for when traveling above the speed limit. But, one of the biggest reasons that police officers like SUVs is because they are bigger, offering improved safety and crash survivability. The 2015 Chevy Tahoe PPV combines all of these benefits and more — making it the ideal police pursuit vehicle. With the Datalux Chevy Tahoe Tru-Mount and the Datalux Tracer, police officers have a mobile “headquarters” that helps them operate safely and efficiently.