Video: Spine-tingling Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series police car launched in Queensland
New police cars in Queensland will be fitted with subwoofers – but they won’t be used to play the latest electronic music.
Queensland Police have unveiled a new vehicle with a special ‘rumbler’ siren, designed to emit low-frequency sound waves motorists can feel.
The LandCruiser 300 Series is the latest addition to the District Duty Officer fleet, with large subwoofers mounted behind the grille of the Toyota SUV to help alert people to the approaching vehicle – even if they have their own car stereo turned up too loud.
Queensland Police say the rumbler siren creates vibrations which allow “people in the vicinity to feel the approach of a police vehicle as well as hear it”.
District Duty Officers (DDOs) “take charge of priority incidents including matters of public safety, missing persons and more”, with the vehicle and its equipment specified by police in the field.
These include the ability to connect with Polair – the name of the police’s helicopter unit – as well as the Police Communications Centre in new ways.
The DDO vehicles are also equipped with a small hand-held night vision device, allowing police to locate people through thermal imaging beyond 50 metres.
“This vehicle has been designed by the very officers responsible for leading frontline policing, which means it has everything they could want or need to do their job efficiently and safely,” Queensland Police Assistant Commissioner Matthew Vanderbyl said in a written statement.
“I could not be more proud of the DDOs involved in designing this vehicle, for drawing on their more than 100 years of service collective, resulting in one of the most advanced policing vehicles in the country.”
The introduction of the Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series to the Queensland Police fleet comes after it earned its stripes in NSW in recent weeks.
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