Friday Funny: Accessorizing Your City's New Hot Ride

John Metcalfe has "designed" what he thinks could be the "Ultimate Municipal Supertruck of the Future."

Based on "real technologies that public works, transportation and police agencies around America are using or plan to implement soon," Metcalfe refuses to pick his favorites and has decided, rather, to pile them all onto one city vehicle. Below is a list of its accessories, and remember, all of these items are currently being used or considered for use by municipal agencies across the country.

  • High-definition cameras for "asset management"
  • Pain ray
  • Leaf sucker
  • GPS
  • Parking-scofflaw detector
  • Streetlight sensor
  • Weed destroyer
  • Lasers!
  • Fuel-conserving doodads
  • Pavement-quality cameras
  • Advertising
Full Story: Behold, the Ultimate Municipal Truck... Of the Future!


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