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Pedestrians in a parking lot

Discussion in 'Model S' started by YauKwan, Jul 27, 2017.

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  1. YauKwan

    YauKwan Member

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    I love that our car makes no noise.

    I hate that our car makes no noise.

    What do you do to prevent people randomly jumping out in front of your car while you're looking for a parking space at the mall/stadium/work parking garage?

    Honking would be the obvious answer, but typically i dont see them in time as they are walking in between two parked cars.

    is there a whistle i can add for humans like they have for deer?
     
  2. appleguru

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    Just turn your fan/AC to max ;-)
     
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  3. DFibRL8R

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    Favorite tunes, set to 11.

    Actually I drive more cautiously in parking lots than I did in past as a result of the quietness
     
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  4. Shawn Snider

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    Isn't that just a form of Natural Selection if it's intentional?
     
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  5. Max*

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    This topic comes up all the time, the tires make noise. Seriously. Have your significant other drive the car at 5-10mph down the parking lot, and stand nearby. You can hear the tires.

    As for cars traveling 25mph, you mainly hear the tires, not the engine noise (on most average cars, not performance cars, or tuned cars). I can hear my wife driving down our street, by the tire noise, not the engine noise. Same with other cars.


    If the pedestrian isn't paying attention, he's just as likely to not hear an ICE engine.


    As for the solution: turn on the AC (lol, funny, but somewhat true), turn on the music, more your tires left to right (yeah, yeah, unnecessary wear), open your window, or honk.

    Someone I think either wanted to, or did, attach a doorbell chime under the nosecone and would trigger it when people weren't paying attention.
     
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  6. HankLloydRight

    HankLloydRight Fluxing

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    I'm working on something now to address this problem.
     
  7. SMAlset

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    I like the suggestion of the radio for an audio alert, just additionally roll the window down or open up the pano a bit.
     
  8. kev1n

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    never had this issue in the bay area. people usually look where they are going and I am pretty aware of my surroundings
     
  9. larmor

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    Jetsons' car noise, pls...
     
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  10. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Never noticed that the problem of oblivious pedestrians was any worse with my Model S than with my Corvette.

    Seriously.
     
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  11. cgiGuy

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    horn.PNG
     
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  12. BluestarE3

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    Especially if they're sporting headphones/earbuds, engrossed on their phones or otherwise oblivious to their surroundings.
     
  13. Spidy

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    Make a phone call :D
     
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  14. Missile Toad

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    I drive a stealthy grey S 70D. So I play the theme song to "Jaws" at full volume with the windows down. VERY EFFECTIVE.
     
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  15. Hotlobstah

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    If I'm in back of people walking and I'm not sure they know I'm approaching I just roll down my window and say "Hi".
     
  16. HankLloydRight

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    Of course!!

    uh.... maybe not in the first iteration. :)
     
  17. SeminoleFSU

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    God please not this again. Demand the government make it a law that all BEV owners must wrap their cars in bubble wrap and if it is not maintained punishable by death. We need minority report-like predictive analytics to save us from our own stupidity and the consequences of our bad decisions. Anything short of that egalitarian dystopian utopia is lack of perfection. /sarc :D:p:cool::(
     

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