The 2018 Tahoe Police Vehicles get New Safety Features

By Justin Cupler | December 6th, 2017

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV Features First-in-Class Active Safety Technology

Chevrolet is adding new safety features and options to the 2018 Chevy Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicles (PPV) that will soon make their way to conventional vehicles as well. Chevrolet is dedicated to keeping our force safe so they can focus on keeping us safe in our communities. Take a look at what’s expected on the next PPV models and then check out our current inventory of Chevrolet Tahoe vehicles to start shopping with us today!

For the 2018 model year, the Chevy Tahoe is getting the new Enhanced Driver Assist Package with technology that’s designed to help reduce potential crash speeds or potentially avoid a crash altogether. As with all vehicles, it is the responsibility of the driver to be in complete control of the vehicle but Chevrolet continues to innovate new ways to help you reduce harm on the road. However, hopefully this package will provide added assistance on the road.

“We want to protect our protectors and help them get home safely at the end of every shift,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, GM Fleet. “The safety technologies we are introducing on the Tahoe PPV may serve as a second set of eyes.”

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that in 2017 vehicles with forward collision warning reduced the rate of rear-end crashes disclosed to the police by 27 percent. With the added automatic braking features that number was cut 50 percent from last year’s figures, which shows that these features are making great strides in reducing harm on the road.

According to Chevrolet Media, the new Enhanced Driver Assist Package will feature the following safety features:

Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking: This feature, which has never been offered on a pursuit-rated vehicle before, automatically applies the brakes to help reduce a collision’s severity if the vehicle is traveling at a low speed and the system detects that a front-end collision is imminent and the driver has not already applied the brakes.

Forward Collision Alert: This system uses radar and a forward-looking camera to measure the closing speeds between a vehicle and objects in its path. If a driver-adjustable threshold is passed, the system triggers a visual alert and audible beeps or seat pulses, if equipped.

Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning: This feature provides gentle steering wheel turns to help drivers avoid crashes due to unintentionally drifting out of their lanes when they are not actively steering and the turn signals are not activated.

Safety Alert Driver Seat: The GM-patented Safety Alert Seat gives drivers the option of getting haptic seat-bottom vibration pulses instead of audible crash avoidance alerts.

Power Adjustable Pedals: Combined with the Tahoe PPV’s standard 10-way power driver seat and tilt wheel, power adjustable pedals help drivers of all sizes find their optimal driving position for comfort and control.

In addition to the suite described above, the Chevrolet Tahoe PPV will also include a number of standard safety and driver assistive features that you can look forward to on your vehicle as well. The StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control System, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, Rear Vision Camera with Rear Park Assist and steering wheel controls are available now in most new Chevy vehicles.

Take a test drive in any of our new Chevrolet cars, SUVs, or trucks to experience the top-notch safety features that give you confidence on the road every day. See our current inventory of Chevrolet Tahoe vehicles to start shopping with us now!

Images are courtesy of Chevrolet Media

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