5 Jun, 2019 @ 15:38
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Inside Spain’s new high-tech cop cars being rolled out across Malaga, Valencia and Mallorca

NEW: Vehicle for the Policia Nacional

SPAIN’S Policia Nacional have unveiled their new high-tech vehicles which will make catching criminals that much easier. 

The new Toyota Prius + cars have been specially equipped with three state-of-the-art cameras, capable of checking 400 license plates against the stolen database per minute.

The first batch of 10 will be sent to Madrid, Sevilla, Valencia, Zaragoza, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Vigo this week, with 152 to be rolled out by 2020. 

IN BUILT: Technology will allow mobile fingerprint identification

Branded as Zetas, the vehicles are packed full of technology which allows them to act as ‘mobile police stations’. 

This includes a built-in fingerprint reader which will check if a suspect is on the wanted database or if they are known to police with a record.

It can also analyse IDs and passports. 

A 10-inch screen also allows police to consult with headquarters and access data while on the move. 

The three cameras, meanwhile, will constantly capture images and video, with sound, which will be stored for 30 days. 

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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