CBS46 is keeping you safe during storms with the CBS46 Coolray Road Tracker. This state-of-the-art Chevy Suburban is equipped with advanced mobile weather tools that allow us to track severe weather in your neighborhood.
Inside the Road Tracker
The Road Tracker can receive Doppler radar, satellite and temperature data on the go as we travel through your neighborhood. This weather data is transmitted directly into the Chevy Suburban using a Sirius receiver that is attached to the top of the van.
The Road Tracker is equipped with five cameras to give you a variety of angles when tracking storms. The tracker comes with a roof cam, windshield cam, tailgate cam, side cam and a camera inside the lab so we can talk to you during storms.
How do we get the lab on TV?
The Road Tracker comes with two separate transmitters to make sure we can go live on television the moment bad weather strikes. The tracker includes a traditional microwave transmitter that sends the signal from the lab back to the CBS46 studio in Midtown Atlanta.
In addition, the tracker also includes new technology that allows us to send you our signal in hard-to-reach places using cell phone towers.
Why the Chevy Suburban?
The 2015 Chevy Suburban gives the Road Tracker the power and reliability it needs to track the worst of storms that move through Metro Atlanta, including:
A World Class EchoTech3 5.3L V8 Engine that offers 355 horsepower
8,300 pounds of towing power
Fully-boxed frame and reinforced safety cage
Tire pressure monitoring system
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