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Another dumb idea, pedestrian low speed noise makers.

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by timk225, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. timk225

    timk225 Active Member

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    Tesla is preparing to make Model 3 more annoying but safer with noise machine

    My response to this dumb idea is simple. NO. ABSOLUTELY NO. I refuse to have this operating in my 3, if they manage to sneak it into place during a service. I will take the car home and disassemble the front end enough to get in there and disconnect it.

    Let people open their eyes and look before crossing the street! Take some personal responsibility, and if they don't, then survival of the fittest and smartest!
     
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  2. Trevor B

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    Drama much?:rolleyes:
     
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    Considering the slow progress installing spoiler and badge for P3D+ owners, I don’t believe they would ever try to “sneak in” this for us.
     
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    #5 Jdee2wheels, Jan 10, 2019
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    I used to think this was a dumb idea, but since owning the model 3 I’ve had several instances now where people decided to cross mid street and didn’t realize my car was there before they stepped out and were clearly taken by surprise, likely do to lack of noise. Yes people should look both ways before crossing the street, but humans make mistakes, and I’d rather them not end up on the hood of my car and/or hurt because my car was too quiet. That said, I still don’t really want this on my car :)
     
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  6. HankLloydRight

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    Can we dial down the drama? It's a requirement to be compliant for new cars in 2020. Nobody is going to try and sneak into your car.

    And for cars after 2020, it will be trivially easy for owners to disable if they want to. Like a five minute job.

    But for those of you who can't wait and want one now:

    Introducing 'EV-Horn'

    :D
     
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  7. wdolson

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    The noisemakers are being required by law. All new electric cars will have them soon, but hybrids on electric aren't required.

    I think having an optional noisemaker that can be turned on by the driver is a good idea, but it's going to be really annoying on the freeway in rush hour traffic without a pedestrian in sight.
     
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  8. MXWing

    MXWing Well-Known Member

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    @timk225

    There's no requirement to retrofit older vehicles. I'm sure your car is fine.
     
  9. DOCAL

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    Needs to be configurable. My black Model S needs to play as I drive around.
     
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  10. HankLloydRight

    HankLloydRight No Roads

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    Done and done. :) (we can load any sound clip you want on the ev-horn)

    These are videos of the prototype EV-horn, not the finished product.


     
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    #11 aaron0k, Jan 10, 2019
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    The Fisker Karma had this back in 2011. I believe they had the sound designer from Knight Rider create it.

    It definitely works as intended. I've grown quite fond of it, sounds a bit like my 1962 spaceship.

     
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  12. OmahaG8

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    Could you rewrite that with more use of caps lock and exclamation points? It would go a long way to helping your point carry less merit.
     
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  13. SD_Engnr

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    So, where does one mount the speaker to make this thing useful?
     
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    Disable a required feature like disconnecting the airbags? Seat belts?
     
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    HankLloydRight No Roads

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    No thanks to this idea.
     
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    I am an avid cyclist, I ride thousands of miles a year. I have been passed by many Teslas going very slow to very fast. I have always heard them. The tire noise at even slow speed, really anything over 10 mph, is loud enough for anyone but a deaf person to hear, and if you're deaf an additional beeper isn't going to help at all. I view this as a solution looking for a problem.
     
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  18. Az_Rael

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    Yeah, you gotta drive super slow in parking lots for the same reason.

    I love slowly ninja-stalking pedestrians walking down the middle of parking lot rows oblivious to me, then seeing them jump when they look over their shoulder and realize a car was there. Was even better in my large red Model S, LOL.


    The Volt had a small “Pedestrian horn” for this purpose. Wasn’t as loud as the real horn, but could be used to let those deficient in situational awareness know you were there. Maybe I will get one of those bicycle bells or something. :)
     
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  19. Campfamily

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    Where I work I need to drive through a manned security gate. I love sneaking up on the guard early in the morning, when he/she isn't out waving lots of traffic through. I've actually had to roll down my window and say something to get the guard to look up from whatever they are doing in the guard shack to wave me through.

    Love the idea of the configurable EV Horn, though!!
     
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  20. RSL2020

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    Parking lots are always interesting, pedestrians rarely know I behind them or at least they act like it.
     
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