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(Engadget)   EU to require electric vehicles to emit noise to alert pedestrians of their presence. Subby wants his car to make that Jetsons's bloop-bloop-bloop- bloop sound   (engadget.com) divider line 167
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2014-04-06 06:34:00 PM  

ReverendJynxed: If you really want to make sure people can hear you

[i.imgur.com image 533x300]


Assuming that that's a single unit, why would it have multiple 'funnels' like that?
 
2014-04-06 06:43:05 PM  

BigNumber12: Johnny Bananapeel: Was once nearly flattened by one of these:
[i.imgur.com image 700x344]
Silent. Powerful. Deadly.

Explain?


i.imgur.com

Pretty damn quiet on the outside as well.
 
2014-04-06 06:52:16 PM  

BigNumber12: ReverendJynxed: If you really want to make sure people can hear you

[i.imgur.com image 533x300]

Assuming that that's a single unit, why would it have multiple 'funnels' like that?


http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Train_horn

So you can optimize each horn for a specific note, resulting in a harmonic chord.
 
2014-04-06 06:59:58 PM  

Mighty Aswan: The world is going insane.  First they complain about the cars being too loud, now it is for being too quiet.  There is no vehicle that is absolutely quiet, the problem is ambient noise.  If they could get the rest of the world to shut up there would be no problem.


http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1999465-f1-engine-noise-debate-vi ra l-video-shows-difference-between-2013-and-2014-cars

Sound is apparently important.
 
2014-04-06 07:25:23 PM  

BigNumber12: Assuming that that's a single unit, why would it have multiple 'funnels' like that?


Each horn makes a different tone.
 
2014-04-06 07:34:30 PM  

TV's Vinnie: How about the sound of a Landspeeder or TIE Fighter?


and when you 'honk' the horn it can make that TIE Fighter shooting sound!

/*Kweetch! Kweetch-kweetch!
 
2014-04-06 07:55:21 PM  
They just removed half of the motivation for buying an EV.
 
2014-04-06 08:13:02 PM  
 
2014-04-06 09:21:50 PM  
The Leaf has had this since day one.  It makes a kinda white noise sound that get progressively quieter until it is going about 18 MPH.
 
2014-04-06 09:37:10 PM  
I want my 'lectric car sound to play the original Winnebago Man soundtrack on a loop.
 
2014-04-06 09:46:33 PM  
Download your car sound like ringtones.
 
2014-04-07 12:54:37 AM  

I Like Shiny Things: They should make it so everyone can upload .wav files to choose their own sound.

I have a bunch of cool ones that came with a program that let me animate the icons on my desktop.


I know you probably (hopefully) mean just some appropriate sound effects, but that's a terrible idea. Because it will result in people making their cars constantly blast terrible rap and pop songs at all times. Think of ringtones. NOPE.

Seriously, though, the "must make noise" rule is meant for 1) blind people 2) bicyclists and pedestrians, who won't know silent cars are approaching them from behind. They don't intend to make them so loud they'd be audible with earphones in, they're for people who ARE paying attention but don't have eyes in the back of their heads - or working ones in front.

 

boozel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n17B_uFF4cA


Yeah, that's what I actually came here to say. Cracks me up. And makes me want pizza.
 
2014-04-07 01:03:30 AM  
I want mine to make that noise the star ship enterprise makes when they floor it.
 
2014-04-07 12:08:46 PM  
Watch the tram car please Watch the tram car please Watch Watch the tra
 
2014-04-07 01:10:18 PM  

Thelyphthoric: Customizable would be such a horrible idea.  Oh sure, YOUR taste in audio expression is flawless, but imagine the next 20 diptards with their brostep and Belieber BS.


Do you actually know a Justin Bieber fan who is old enough to drive?
 
2014-04-07 01:39:44 PM  

Dragonflew: Thelyphthoric: Customizable would be such a horrible idea.  Oh sure, YOUR taste in audio expression is flawless, but imagine the next 20 diptards with their brostep and Belieber BS.

Do you actually know a Justin Bieber fan who is old enough to drive?


Yes.  My daughter who is 19.

/Luckily, she has not bothered to get her license.
 
2014-04-07 05:24:23 PM  

BetterMetalSnake: If I ever get one, I will just make sure it says "Utini!" As loudly as possible.

Its pretty much my favorite sound effect.


I'm never buying a droid from you unless I check the motivator first.
 
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