Opel / Vauxhall patrol for Milipol Exhibition
Exposed several cars, the colors of the German and English fonts
New technologies such as integrated architecture "SVA" or Single Vehicle Architecture, simplifying installation of equipment specific to the British police services
Necessary to the needs of response forces PROVIDED transformations in integrated entities
Opel / Vauxhall is present at Milipol Paris 2011 (from 18 to 21 October 2011), undisputed meeting point in matters of technological innovations for the safety of persons and property. Salon covers nearly 18 areas of activity and offers a full range of solutions, services and evolutions allowing states to protect their populations.
In this context, Opel / Vauxhall presents its expertise in integration of equipment in the vehicles of intervention and three vehicles are exhibited on the stand: a Insignia Sports Tourer and Astra Sports Tourer to the font colors British Insignia Sport Tourer and "Polizei", the font colors of Hesse. The Insignia Sports Tourer from Great Britain benefited from the "SVA" (Single Vehicle Architecture) technology developed with the British police and should become a standard equipment in their forthcoming tenders.
In their search for the perfect vehicle patrol, police forces are increasingly interested by Ope / Vauxhall. The manufacturer offers vehicles that demonstrate high reliability, as revealed a recent survey by DEKRA in Germany instead of the Insignia in mind all cars for its reliability, and whose engines are able to offer low releases and great sobriety while not abandoning their powerful appearance. All these qualities are important to show a particular vehicle, but become essential when it comes to a police vehicle. Reliability, low emission, sobriety are then essential arguments. To these qualities, Opel / Vauxhall added henceforth a technological advantage of the first order: the integrated "SVA" architecture.
A unified architecture: "SVA" or Single Vehicle Architecture
This architecture is born of a need for all police services, but particularly identifies the British police who wishes to have a normalization points wiring and connection in vehicles it uses. It is for this purpose that it is in its draft unified architecture (Single Vehicle Architecture, SVA). Developed with the Association of British Police Officers (ACPO), the project has received the support of more than 50 manufacturers and equipment of police car manufacturers. It is now in its final phase and cars exposed to Milipol Exhibition are accessible and operational prototypes, ready to be delivered to UK police forces, due to the presence of the Opel / Vauxhall stand representatives of the British police uniform.
The project started four years ago with the aim to set standards so that manufacturers and suppliers agree on the systems cabling and connections of the vehicle. Today, the Insignia is the first police car integrate this new standard standardization. It is highly awaited by all police services, as it allows to easily mount all equipment on a particular vehicle, which can quickly become a police car. Similarly, a well equipped car is easy to transform again as a private vehicle, which facilitates the management of fleets of vehicles of police.
Assembly and disassembly of equipment simplified
More than just technology, "SVA" offers standard specifications to which all manufacturers and suppliers can adhere, allowing them to have a common wiring for equipment and points of connection of intervention vehicles. Thus, it becomes possible to mount all the electronic systems in plug and play, reducing the time required to equip vehicles of police. "For police vehicles, the" SVA "will represent a very significant progress," assures Dick Ellam, Vauxhall Special Vehicles Manager: "The UK has one of the police cars most sophisticated in the world, with facilities such as reading Automatic number plate or registration data devices. This means that the installation of these systems on board was extremely difficult, and each vehicle until today would be so equipped differente according to the needs of each police force. AVS unifies will eliminate this complexity. "
The forces of other interested European countries
The system of unified architecture SVA may also be interested in other police forces. And brings in Vauxhall Insignia last April the Embassy of Great Britain in Paris to show the advantage of the Single Vehicle Architecture in front of a hundred prompts representing the forces of order and the french fleet purchasers. The invitation followed the great interest manifested by the police for Insignia exposed police show Home Office Scientific Development Branch (HOSDB) which was held shortly before. The French delegation had been so impressed by the work carried out in partnership between Vauxhall and ACPO she requests a demonstration in front of the leaders of immediate enforcement. "It is a great honor to be invited by the French police demonstrate all the possibilities of the Insignia equipped AVS in the residence of His Excellency the Ambassador of Great Britain to Paris," said Dick Ellam confess . "We have been delighted to be able to show and explain all the benefits that SVA offers fleets police assistance if receptive and influential. "
Conversions performed by consolidated entities Opel / Vauxhall
In Germany, it is Opel Special Vehicles GmbH (OSV), a subsidiary Opel, specialized in the realization of adaptations and small series, based in Russelsheim, which realized since 2001 all versions of police cars as standards of production Opel students. OSV is responsible to ensure that the working environment of the police is perfectly adapted to their needs when they are on a mission. FSO can provide the same performance on virtually the entire range Opel: Corsa, Astra, Zafira and Insignia.
OSV is responsible for asking the lithograph, but also all the accessories that transform a simple car into police vehicle: system siren, warning lights a LED, radio systems, chargers, housing key to service weapons, storage and charging lamp torch, fire extinguisher etc.., video recording system, grid canine transportation, illuminated signs, ramp with the flashing lights. Thus equipped, these vehicles can face all situations. OSV GmbH is also responsible for firefighting vehicles, ambulances and vehicles of customs intervention. OSV team has more than 10,000 vehicles for German and Swiss authorities.
In England, it is the center of Millbrook which operates transformations. More than 7,300 vehicles intended to interventions forces and emergency (police, ambulances and firefighters) have been transformed since 2007. In 2011, Vauxhall became the first provider of UK police forces equipping in 37 (71% ) 52 "Police Authorities' across the Channel.
Consumption and CO2 Deeper
Police cars Opel siglées offer a significant environmental advantage thanks to their evolved engines, with low CO2 emissions. Thus, in the compact segment, the new Opel Astra 1.7 CDTI ecoFLEX with 99 g / km CO2 is the most sober of all time Astra - and yet it has a generous capacity of 96 kW/130 hp with a torque of 300 A Nm 115 g / km CO2, the Insignia ecoFLEX 2.0 CDTI with 118 kW/160 hp with Start / Stop is a model of its kind. The new Meriva 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX (70 kW/95 hp) with Start / Stop serial emits 109 g / km CO2. Zafira Tourer 2.0 CDTI ecoFLEX emits 119 g / km CO2. This is one of the best data among compact MPV, and he did not have prevented 96 kW/130 hp with a maximum torque of 320 Nm (with overboost). The star of sobriety is the Opel Corsa 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX 70 kW/95 hp. With Start / Stop, and 3 doors, she just 3.5 l/100 km, which corresponds to 94 g / km CO2.
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