ComEd chose LDV to design and build their new mobile command unit for use in coordinating response in times of outages. This response vehicle will bring ComEd closer to customers for weather response efforts. ComEd chose to incorporate four flat-floor slide-out rooms in their vehicle to maximize the interior space. LDV’s exclusive Intel-I-Touch™ vehicle automation system deploys these slide-outs and other vehicle systems with the touch of a button.
The front and rear of the vehicle feature workstations, map holders, work table and LED monitors. An FRP covered pocket door creates a divide between the workspaces when additional privacy is needed. The center of this response truck features a galley with a fridge and microwave. Solid surface countertops have been used throughout the response vehicle for added durability. An electronics rack and printer can also be found in the center of the vehicle. Custom-fabricated aluminum cabinets provide ample storage throughout the vehicle.
The exterior features a heavy-duty non-locking telescoping pneumatic mast with a camera system to keep watch over the area. A 4-channel DVR with a hard drive for real time recording ensures that any footage can be captured. Additional storage is provided with exterior storage compartments. An electric awning provides cover for those using the curbside entry door. Emergency lights have been installed on the exterior for use when traveling to a scene. HVAC is handled by three low-profile air conditioners and three direct discharge furnaces. When electric power needs to be supplied to the vehicle, a 25-kW diesel generator in its own custom-fabricated housing can be utilized. A swing out ladder provides access to the roof when needed.