USAA chose LDV to build their new mobile command center/catastrophe response vehicle. The truck is built on a Prevost chassis with a Volvo D13 diesel engine (pusher) and an Allison B500 6-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle features three LDV-built flat-floor slide-out rooms to maximize interior space and a wheelchair lift for accessibility. LDV’s Intel-I-Touch vehicle automation system provides one-touch deployment of vehicle features and systems and two touch screens have been incorporated into the vehicle.
LDV added a passenger seat to the front of the vehicle (Prevost supplies one) and recovered both front seats with customer-selected material. A galley kitchen includes a microwave, Keurig™ coffee maker and refrigerator was installed. Custom fabricated aluminum cabinets are utilized throughout the vehicle for storage. Solid surface countertops were selected for durability, especially in workstation areas. A customer-provided laser printer has been installed on a slide-out tray for easy access to service if needed.
A backup camera system was installed as well as a 1080P video-recording dash cam. Electric power comes from two 25kW diesel generators. HVAC is handled by five ducted low-profile air conditioners, two wall-mount electric heaters, and two kick space mount electric heaters. Two weatherproof exterior television compartments house 49” monitors. There are also two blu-ray players installed as well. Four awnings with motion sensors and auto-retract have been installed on the vehicle with two on each side for coverage.