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[email protected] wrote:
> I've seen some discussion as to whether electric / hybrid cars need
> some form of noise-maker for urban environments where pedestrians are
> used to being able to hear traffic, including the visually impaired.
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> I've been toying with the idea of outfitting my (future) EV with
> speakers. And some soundtracks. Like hoof beats. Sleigh bells.
> Tie Fighters. I suppose dog panting might be taken amiss. X-34
> Landspeeder. Etc., etc.

I must have reasonably good karma, because just after I posted this the
AP did an article on the National Federation for the Blind pushing for
minimum noise standards for cars:

http://money.aol.com/news/articles/_a/blind-people-hybrid-cars-pose-hazard/n20071003012309990002

or

http://tinyurl.com/yvr84q





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