The "Worldwide Public Safety Symposium" doesn’t sound like the place to be for the latest in cool gadgets. But last week in Redmond, Wash., the event picked up some press for showcasing a Windows 8 app geared toward police cars.
Developed by Modularis, a maker of automation and architecture for OEMs and the government, the app turns whatever tablet it’s installed on into a remote control for a cloud-connected police car. This gives the user control over the car’s sirens, lights, doors and information stored on the Windows Azure-provided cloud. Check out the video demo from GeekWire to see the app in action.