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NHTSA sets 'Quiet Car' safety standard to protect pedestrians

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by 7kdblas, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. SMAlset

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    #41 SMAlset, Feb 28, 2018
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    Saw an article this morning in Teslarati about comments from Porche's VP of Product Line BEV. Of course they naturally are trying to minimize Tesla's performance and talk up their own future cars, but what the heck was the guy thinking when he said this?

    “Porsche is unlikely to lower itself to gimmicks of this kind or use sound effects. Any sound the Mission E makes will work to enhance the emotional factor of the car, and incorporate a clear reference to the technology” What heck is that posturing and emotive phrasing suppose to mean really?

    Is he clueless that any car sold in America is mandated to make some type of sound? Here's the article: Tesla's vehicle performance downplayed by Porsche Mission E exec

    As for sound, I'm not a fan of this for many of the reasons mentioned above, but also just as a gut reaction. We've all seen or heard stories of people with their cellphone headphone/ear buds in their ears and looking down at their phones walking around totally oblivious to their surroundings and expecting everyone else to anticipate their moves. Pedestrians are just as responsible for their own safety as drivers are of how they handle their cars on the road.
     
  2. Kipernicus

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    I think that part was more of a dig against BMW, where they pipe in some noise in the i8 to make the 3 cylinder engine sound more ... substantial.
     
  3. Tam

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    True! Even sirens and flashing lights didn't prevent this pedestrian from walking right into it.

    Unbelievable!

     
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  4. Akikiki

    Akikiki A'-Lo-HA ! y'all

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    Amazing. Canadian, eh?
     
  5. kevinof

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    When we moved from horse and carriage it was "mandated" that a man waving a red flag had to walk in front of very motor vehicle to protect pedestrians. Are we headed back to that?

    Stupid.
     
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