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Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by 12Pack, May 6, 2018.
New law to tackle electric cars’ silent menace to pedestrians
We are turning into a nanny state.
Stupid. It'll encourage people to drive over 20 just to get rid on the silly fake noise.
My expectation is that the White Noise generated by heavy, slow moving traffic, in towns is going to be awful ...
... and in a few more months the advances in antonymous driving will mean that cars will be able to detect and brae for pedestrians anyway making the white noise redundant, although niose to prevent people walking out into the street unaware there is a car coming would still be an issue.
The two main reasons given are blind people and people wearing headphones. Blind people I sort of get, but their dogs should see the cars. People on headphones is just stupid. You can hear ICE cars with headphones on, how loud must it be for EVs!
Don’t forget the other law that’s comin in to prevent you taking your hands off the wheel of automated cars following that kn$b who got in his passenger seat.
We’re not becoming a nanny state, we are one!
Total pi$$ take
How many accidents happen a year by cyclists who have no regard for people or cars, a cycle is more of a silent menace in my opinion.
Maybe all bikes should be fitted with clackers or playing cards and elastic bands by law. See how they like it.
If the white noise/trickling water sound is going to be loud enough that people wearing headphones can hear it, that will also be loud enouh to wake my neighbours when I am returning home late.
The whole precept is totally asinine.
A decent car like an S class is near as dammit silent as well.
If they are going to do it , then thay have to make a law that say all cars must emit a minimum noise, otherwise it is just plain BS discrimination.
To say this is aimed at pedestrians with headphones on is a flat out fallacy.
As for blind people (my every consideration and repect to them of course), but what about blind and deaf people - or do they not count.
Totally agree this should be a Car thing not an EV thing but i suspect EV's will be singled out. Why does the world hate EV's so much.
I can see this is going to be ridiculous. Would be better to develop technology for blind people to detect cars approaching. Some sort of handheld device they could scan the road with. Also their guide dogs can see, I thought that was the whole point of them!
They could come up with a sound that dogs can't resist howling along to.
Or is there such a thing as brown noise for dogs? Cos there's no way you can step into the road while your dog's taking a c**p.
No dog has to suffer constipation and pedestrians are kept safe. It's a win-win.
How about a hand held lidar device.. or dog mounted lidar... literally a dog with laser beams coming out of its head!
Tesla Robot dogs with Autopilot?
Exactly, it can't be hard to implement with existing technology. Seems like a much better solution than making cars noisy again! This has to be the Emperor of backward thinking solutions, lol.
I'd buy one of those and I'm not even blind. One for Dragons Den I think!
This whole idea just really p155es me off