Voice Recognition in Police Cruisers

By Deane Barker on November 22, 2003

New police cars have voice recognition: This is just wicked cool.

A police officer sees a bank robbery suspect speed by and says “pursuit.” Automatically, the cruiser’s blue lights, siren, flashing headlights and video camera turn on. The car also sends a message to dispatch giving the location and saying the officer is chasing someone.