Dearborn, Michigan – Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) has introduced a new, factory-installed front interior visor light bar that stealthy hides light bar for police agency patrol vehicles. The new bar is called No Profile and not only will it provide a furtiveness appearance for police agency patrol vehicles, it will also improve visibility.
Up to now, police vehicles are generally easy to spot with their markings, color and large light bar across the roof. But Ford is launching a new No Profile light bar on its 2016 Interceptor Utility SUV. A police bar that features a narrow light bar mounted inside the vehicle at the top of the windshield and is only visible at the top of the front windshield.
“Today, agencies typically use aftermarket interior visor light bars that are somewhat bulky and can obstruct the field of vision–especially for taller officers. This extremely low-profile unit is fully integrated where the headliner and top of the windshield meet, for tremendously improved driver visibility versus aftermarket alternatives,” Stephen Tyler, Ford police marketing manager for the North American fleet, lease, and remarketing operations said.
Advantages of ‘No Profile’
First of all, Ford says its No Profile light bar is much smaller and better integrated that any other kind offered in the market.
Another major advantage of the new interior visor light is that the tint at the top of the window has been removed and replaced by clear glass. This improves visibility when the lights are on as they provide superior color visibility and brightness.
The visor light features bright-white “take down” and “scene” capabilities, which lets the driver choose a bright white option, providing excellent forward visibility in certain situations. This feature can be programmed from full intensity down to 20 percent, and it also provides the auto-dimming capability.
Furthermore, the lights can be programmed to alter the color order. When they are activated, the Interceptor Utility’s stealthy light bar can light up with the usual red and blue bars through the top of the windshield, but it can also be programmed for red/red or blue/blue operation.
Source: Fox News