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Re: [EVDL] Sensors at drive throughs..... Ah OO Ga!

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Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2007 1:02 AM
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> Cor van de Water wrote:
>> My impression was that drive-throughs use an intercom to
>> talk to you, so the people will normally hear the engine
>> of the car pulling up in their headset and know someone
>> arrived.
>> They don't hear the EV coming....
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> 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.
>
> 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.

> IF I could find a good recording of a GG-1 electric loco rolling up,
> power braking to a stop, or starting, it's 240 tons grinding to a stop, 12
> traction motors, 25 hz transformer hum, air brake sigh, and compressor
> running. Ha Ha. Of course nobody would believe it with just a mere car
> there? Oh, and the contacter controller under load? Now THAT'S
> Entertainment! For you NYC Fans an R-9 Subway car/train <g>!Or any turn of
> the century, the LAST one, trolley car with it's steight cut gears?

I put an ooga horn on the Jetta, but todaze ooga horns aren't as good as
the old Ah-OO-ga ones of years ago. Sigh.Maybe next swap meet, could find a
Model A one? Sure would like to find a "ta ta TA ta" one like in the very
early sound movies from the late 20's.

Good Vibrations

Bob

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Re: [EVDL] Sensors at drive throughs..... Ah OO Ga!

Reminds me of my previous cell phone.
Came with a ring tone of an old bakelite phone with RINGer.
Everybody was surprised when that tone played, too funny.
An EV with hoofbeats was already launched.
Hear it coming.. klataklop, klataklop....

Today's Aooga horn may be just as good as the old ones,
but today people sit in (too) well insulated cages to hear
what is happening around them.
Then the guys with 140 dBA that they insist you enjoy as well
and the muffler-specialists who think a staight pipe from
the engine gives the "richest" sound. Sigh...
One of the better features of an EV is that it is silent!
But the noise around you drowns out the old Aooga horn.

Cor van de Water
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From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Bob Rice
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2007 6:58 AM
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Subject: Re: [EVDL] Sensors at drive throughs..... Ah OO Ga!


----- Original Message -----
From: <[email protected]>
To: "Electric Vehicle Discussion List" <[email protected]>
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2007 1:02 AM
Subject: Re: [EVDL] Sensors at drive throughs


> Cor van de Water wrote:
>> My impression was that drive-throughs use an intercom to
>> talk to you, so the people will normally hear the engine
>> of the car pulling up in their headset and know someone
>> arrived.
>> They don't hear the EV coming....
>
> 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.
>
> 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.

> IF I could find a good recording of a GG-1 electric loco rolling up,
> power braking to a stop, or starting, it's 240 tons grinding to a stop, 12
> traction motors, 25 hz transformer hum, air brake sigh, and compressor
> running. Ha Ha. Of course nobody would believe it with just a mere car
> there? Oh, and the contacter controller under load? Now THAT'S
> Entertainment! For you NYC Fans an R-9 Subway car/train <g>!Or any turn of
> the century, the LAST one, trolley car with it's steight cut gears?

I put an ooga horn on the Jetta, but todaze ooga horns aren't as good as
the old Ah-OO-ga ones of years ago. Sigh.Maybe next swap meet, could find a
Model A one? Sure would like to find a "ta ta TA ta" one like in the very
early sound movies from the late 20's.

Good Vibrations

Bob

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