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World's second-safest car tested for Prince Charles

Date: 19/02/2013 13:15:57
Category: Car tracking
Author: Elizabeth Smythe

A new armour-plated car is being tested ahead of its use for Royal passengers, elephant.co.uk reports.

The £300,000 BMW 760 is being trialled by royal protection officials before Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall officially make use of it. 

Already hailed the second-safest car in the world after Barrack Obama's Cadillac One, the BMW incorporates some impressive vehicle security features - ranging from remote ignition, anti-kidnap locking devices and an assault alarm which can apparently extinguish fires.

The car - which will provide Prince Charles with greater protection than his current Jaguar - also boasts an alarm that can detect poison gas and concealed microphones to enable passengers to communicate with the outside world without opening the windows.

It's possible the car may also have been fitted with comprehensive tracking systems, so that should anyone be foolish enough to steal the BMW, it could quickly be recovered.

Speaking about the car, Dai Davies, former head of royal protection at Scotland Yard, told independent.co.uk: "This is the best security car of its kind and in my view the police should be using it because they couldn't countenance another attack like the one during the student riots."

According to reports, if the car passes the current tests, it's likely two further BMWs will be leased or bought by palace security officials later in the year.

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