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."
March 16, 2012, 2pm PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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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
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Published on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 in The Atlantic Cities
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