Hearing the words “Intelligent Police Car” may refer to somebody as a future concept for police vehicles. For us it just means to bring the police into the 21st century. The technology nowadays is already pretty advanced. Information is being spread faster than ever before and the access to it is easier than getting a beer in a foreign country. Citizens are very educated about their rights and proving their traffic or other minor law violations may get very complicated. Our lives move in a fast pace and we expect to be served everywhere faster than formula 1 pit stop.
The Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic accepted the challenges of current world and decided to give the police appropriate tools. In 2012 they started a project which not only equipped the police cars with state of the art technology, but also solved the infrastructure and databases issues they were facing.
From a total number of approximately 3000 police cars in Slovakia, 2 380 were equipped with a GPS location tracker and 780 with a specialized computer system enabling:
All these functionalities were integrated into one, yet easy to use system.
The first 30 pilot cars were running in Slovakia already in 2013 and the project was fully rolled out and finished in 2014. Since then, following accomplishments were achieved:
The public may experience the following benefits:
The major difference of this project compared to some similar projects in other countries lies in the complexity. Together with the Ministry of Interior of Slovak republic we managed to combine broad range of functionalities into one system. That made this project unique and helped to gain a lot of experience and know-how for our future product developments.