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Chicago is going to examine Samsung’s DeX in-vehicle solution in the police cars


Samsung has created a car version of its DeX platform, hoping to replace the computer police and the first responder must carry it with them. The DeX, which is an ingenious reduction of a desktop experience. It is the Microsoft display dock that Android launched with Windows 10 on mobile devices, allowing individuals to use the power of their phone to run desktop computing environments.  Currently, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) announced that it is adjusting the system to determine if it can become an effective partner for law enforcement officers. CPD director Eddie Johnson said nearly half of the city’s officers already their department-issued Samsung mobile phones. When the pilot introduces, they will easily access the police application on the vehicle’s dashboard by docking the phone.

The pilot test will be launched for the first time this year to officers of CPD in the 11th district. According to Samsung’s statement, the DeX system will permit them to perform various chore such as accessing computer-aided scheduling as well as other CPD systems to perform background checks from their cars. In addition, they will be able to instantly attach any video or photo evidence they took with their mobile phone to their report. Jonathan Lewin, Director of CPD Bureau Technical Services, explained: “The old computer must leave in the car.” “With such solution, it produces an ecosystem that uses all the technology and makes it available to all officers on streets in real-time, and the cost is much lower than the cost we are paying now.”

According to Samsung, DeX in-vehicle solutions can save agents more than 32% in operating costs each year. Samsung said the authorities could also use the DeX terminal at the police station. Officers can select from where they started in their cars once they reach back to the office It is unclear whether CPD is also contemplating using DeX at its headquarters, which may depend on the progress of the pilot test.

Alan Rafter

As a former European Automotive correspondent for Reuters and MarketWatch, I have a spent five years writing about the automotive industry. I have been writing about hybrids, electric vehicles, and hydrogen since 2007. My articles and reviews have appeared on most of the big green car blogs, The New York Times, Automotive News, Car Talk, and other places. I believe the shift away from gasoline-powered vehicles is important and interesting not just for the auto industry, but for the world as a whole.