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France: Say hello to the Iris Viseo, a transformer-esque surveillance vehicle01:18

France: Say hello to the Iris Viseo, a transformer-esque surveillance vehicle

France, Cambrai
June 29, 2015 at 17:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

French car manufacturer Iris presented its newest creation 'Viseo' at a car park in Cambrai, Monday.

With a cabin that can be lifted to 3.5 meters (11.5ft) above the ground, it is designed for security purposes, enabling the driver/security guard to keep a cool head even if things get out of hand. The ability to have a view above the ground, specifically in public order events, was considered of benefit to authorities. French municipal police have reportedly already purchased numerous vehicles.

The one-seater mobile is powered by a 95kW (127 horsepower) engine that receives said power from a 48V battery, that takes a maximum of eight hours to charge, while its top speed is 25km/h (15 mph). According to the company producing the car, 95 percent of it is recyclable, while the body is made from polyester fibres.

The aesthetic of the vehicle turned a lot of heads as it was trailed; some saw it as humorous, others as an eye-sore, "I don't think it is very beautiful, I don't like it," one spectator said of the creation.

France: Say hello to the Iris Viseo, a transformer-esque surveillance vehicle01:18
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French car manufacturer Iris presented its newest creation 'Viseo' at a car park in Cambrai, Monday.

With a cabin that can be lifted to 3.5 meters (11.5ft) above the ground, it is designed for security purposes, enabling the driver/security guard to keep a cool head even if things get out of hand. The ability to have a view above the ground, specifically in public order events, was considered of benefit to authorities. French municipal police have reportedly already purchased numerous vehicles.

The one-seater mobile is powered by a 95kW (127 horsepower) engine that receives said power from a 48V battery, that takes a maximum of eight hours to charge, while its top speed is 25km/h (15 mph). According to the company producing the car, 95 percent of it is recyclable, while the body is made from polyester fibres.

The aesthetic of the vehicle turned a lot of heads as it was trailed; some saw it as humorous, others as an eye-sore, "I don't think it is very beautiful, I don't like it," one spectator said of the creation.

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