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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
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2014-04-06 01:36:54 PM  
9 votes:
Subby claimed the Jetsons sound, so I'll go the other way and get one that sounds like a horse-drawn wagon. Or on second thought,
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2014-04-06 12:58:49 PM  
6 votes:
I'm gonna stick a baseball card in the spokes.
2014-04-06 02:07:42 PM  
4 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: K3rmy: Can I have mine do the Jaws theme?

I'll take the Imperial March

Paint the car bright yellow and have it go "wakka wakka wakka" like a giant pac-man. Put a pressure switch in the front bumper that plays the 'gulp' sound if you hit anyone.
2014-04-06 01:56:41 PM  
3 votes:
How about the sound of a dump truck's engine?
Just to confuse the fark out of people.  Hear a massive diesel behind you, turn and look for it...nothing...little sedan goes by, taking the sound with it...
2014-04-06 01:56:31 PM  
3 votes:
Guess it's time to revive some of those old red flag laws.  And, if you startle a pedestrian with your electric vehicle, you must immediately disassemble your vehicle and hide it behind a shrubbery until the pedestrian is pacified.
2014-04-06 01:41:48 PM  
3 votes:
God help us if this goes the same way as ring tones.
2014-04-06 02:15:16 PM  
2 votes:
I want mine to just do the Peter Griffin laugh continuously:

2014-04-06 02:02:05 PM  
2 votes:
Subby wants his car to make that Jetsons's bloop-bloop-bloop- bloop sound

Here you go Subby:
2014-04-06 01:58:42 PM  
2 votes:
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/or switch to a tuba when I'm following a fat family through the parking lot to poach their spot
2014-04-06 01:47:05 PM  
2 votes:
How about "Move biatch, get out the way" by Ludacris on a continuous loop.
2014-04-06 01:36:11 PM  
2 votes:
Use a old Stuka siren, and have half of France diving for cover.
2014-04-06 01:32:18 PM  
2 votes:
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2014-04-06 04:37:07 PM  
1 vote:

jaytkay: logieal: My solution to a lot of the mandated govt stupidity with vehicles these days.

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Good thinking. Disable the airbags and seat belts. A steely-eyed libertarian can't have some government bureaucrat hindering his heroic action plan when he gets blindsided by a speeding drunk driver.

I don't disable my airbags, but I absolutely cut the seatbelt sensors.  I do not want my car to whine at me because I don't want a seatbelt on.

And if I had an electric car with a noisemaker, I'd cut it out too.  One of the reasons I'd want an electric car is so it would be quieter.  Car noise pollution is a huge problem, and they're trying to make it worse.  Stupidity like this deserves to be chopped out.
2014-04-06 04:21:40 PM  
1 vote:

Gary-L: Make mine the sounds of the TARDIS.

Everyone will tell you that you left the parking brake on.
2014-04-06 04:12:33 PM  
1 vote:

dforkus: Not deaf, and not a public earphone wearer, but just the other day a Nissan leaf seeming appeared out of nowhere in a walmart parking lot and gave me a good scare.

I think this is a good thing.

The only good thing about you not being deaf is that you will be able to hear all the people shouting, "What the fark are you doing at Walmart?" AND if you are at Walmart, you deserve a good scare. I would personally like to thank the Nissan Corporation.
2014-04-06 03:30:19 PM  
1 vote:
Honk, Honk.  I'm a car.  An electric car.  Suck my baaaaalls. I'm a car......
2014-04-06 02:55:46 PM  
1 vote:
As an owner of a Ford C-Max plug-in hybrid, this is absolutely necessary.  We thought of it before the lawmakers did - this car is absolutely silent.  I've been driving it for almost a year now, and I still think the engine is dead and the car is just rolling from gravity when I drive it.

The biggest danger of the silence that we found was in parking lots.  Yes, people can look and see that the car is moving backwards, or that the white reverse lights are on, but the sound of the engine is pretty important too, considering how crazy some parking lots can get.  If a person isn't looking directly at the car they are passing, they won't see those lights or the movement, and the only thing they have to rely on is hearing the engine in reverse.  On several occasions, people have blindly walked in the path of our car, while it is moving, simply because they can't hear it and they weren't looking at it.

So we installed a back up beeper on the C-Max, and now it sounds like a garbage truck when it backs up.
2014-04-06 02:38:24 PM  
1 vote:
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/another option
2014-04-06 02:31:19 PM  
1 vote:
How about a 200dB sonic boom when the car hits 35mph?
2014-04-06 02:13:39 PM  
1 vote:

Lokasenna: TV's Vinnie: TIE Fighter?


Also, the electric forklifts on my job site are all required, by OHS, to have some kind of a beeper when they're moving because they're otherwise dead silent. How is a car in a parking lot any less dangerous?

Yes and on some job sites you are required to wear hearing protectors, which in some cases can cancel out the benefit of the backup alarms on forklifts. If you want to get workers attention where there are forklifts, play the sound of the roach coach arriving.
2014-04-06 02:11:26 PM  
1 vote:
So can I get ice cream truck music for my windowless van one? I ask for a friend.
2014-04-06 02:01:49 PM  
1 vote:

edmo: Maybe pedestrians should just pay attention.

Tell me, when has asking people to be superhuman ever been a viable solution to anything?
2014-04-06 01:57:15 PM  
1 vote:
I was recently reading about laws at the dawn of the automobile age. So as not to spook the horse coming the other way, automobile drivers were required to pull over off the road, and cover their auto with sticks and leaves. If none were available, then you were expected to disassemble your vehicle, and scatter the parts. At 4 ways, a driver was expected to stop, look about, exit the vehicle, shout, and finally, fire a pistol in the air. Maybe we could just fire pistols to alert folks.
2014-04-06 01:51:27 PM  
1 vote:
Heh, was at a mall recently where the security guy's golf cart made that sound.  I was duly amused.
2014-04-06 01:50:51 PM  
1 vote:

kaduh: I'll take the big fart sound if available.

That should replace the horn.
2014-04-06 01:49:53 PM  
1 vote:
I'll take the big fart sound if available.
2014-04-06 01:49:23 PM  
1 vote:
They could put a gas motor in it to replicate the sound of a gas motor.

Hook it up to the transmission while you're at it and pull out the batteries for more cargo space.
2014-04-06 01:46:31 PM  
1 vote:
I want MY Electric Car to make that Flinstones foot-slapping sound.
2014-04-06 01:43:02 PM  
1 vote:
Will this be like ringtones, where everyone gets to pick their own? Who makes those great ice cream truck tunes?
2014-04-06 01:37:42 PM  
1 vote:
Can I have mine do the Jaws theme?
2014-04-06 01:37:31 PM  
1 vote:
This would be the sound of my Prius.

Delta Queen Calliope Music
2014-04-06 01:32:31 PM  
1 vote:
Well hell, that's gonna put a wrinkle in my annual Pedestrian Hunt.

What? It's a fundraiser.
2014-04-06 01:32:02 PM  
1 vote:

Marcus Aurelius: edmo: Take out their ear buds

^ This.  If you're going to walk around deaf and oblivious, at least have the courtesy to wear a sign that says "I am deaf and oblivious".

Or possibly just, you know, LOOK THE FARK AROUND YOU! Situational Awareness is not some friggin prestige class ability!
2014-04-06 01:29:37 PM  
1 vote:
So we need to glue those stupid deer whistles on our cars now?
2014-04-06 12:19:39 PM  
1 vote:
My Prius has a backup warning signal. Inside the car.
2014-04-06 10:42:53 AM  
1 vote:
Maybe pedestrians should just pay attention.
Take out their ear buds
Turn up their hearing aids
Not be deaf
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