ComEd recently took delivery of their new mobile response vehicle. Built on a Ford F550 chassis, ComEd's latest vehicle features a 6.7L V8 diesel engine and a TorqShift 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. For entry into the vehicle, pull-out aluminum stairs have been installed in a narrow profile cassette to enter through the rear door. A fold-out handrail has also been added for safety. Crawl through access is available from the cab to the body of the vehicle with a custom-fabricated console to aid the person crawling through.
LDV's exclusive Intel-I-Touch™ vehicle automation system has been installed to aid in ComEd's vehicle start-up and shutdown procedures. Features such as the HVAC system, lights, and satellite can be controlled through this multiplex system. Inside, there are four workstations with task chairs, monitors, overhead cabinets, and network jacks. A galley kitchen has been adde with a microwave and fridge for convenience. On the curbside of the vehicle is flip-down bench seating and a flip-down table. Custom-fabricated aluminum cabinets have been added throughout the vehicle as well.
Outside the vehicle is a satellite dish and ping antenna to aid with communications while at a scene. HVAC is handled by two ducted low-profile air conditioner units and two direct discharge furnaces. A 12-kW generator provides electric power to the vehicle in its own custom-fabricated housing. For rooftop access, a ladder has been affixed to the rear of the vehicle. To assist with parking duties, a color backup camera system has been installed to help park and back up the vehicle.