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Artificially-loud electric car rules to boost EV safety


New electric car could replace the hum of a near-silent EV with an artificial buzz, in the that fewer pedestrians be killed or injured from not cars are around them. from the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) for sound requirements for electric could save up to 2,800 and cyclist injuries over model year, the US organization though the sound itself be up to manufacturers to decide upon.

The sounds would need to be under a wide range of noises and other ambient sounds when the vehicle is under 18 miles per hour the says of the proposed legislation. At 18 per hour and above, vehicles sufficient noise to allow and bicyclists to detect them added sound.

The agency even has a page of sounds. as well as some of the road noise which concerned about. One key element is shift. for the distinctive change in depending on where a moving is in comparison to a person, and whether ahead or behind them. most people don’t they’re doing it, Doppler is to automatically process whereabouts a vehicle is in relation to them.

Each automaker would a significant range of choices the sounds it chooses for its vehicles, but the of those sounds would to meet certain minimum the NHTSA said. In addition, vehicle of the same make and would need to emit the sound or set of sounds.

Some manufacturers are already on custom sounds for EVs. for instance, cooked up a special  which is dynamically adjusted to driving style, speed, and factors, much in the same way a traditional engine changes.

Motor Vehicle Safety No. 141 will be submitted to the Federal for public comment this with a sixty day period for The potential standard is another of how automotive technology is butting with legislators and safety last year, the NHTSA driver distraction rules could threaten complex touchscreen dashboards, such as which feature in Tesla

Update: We asked Tesla for an comment on the proposed rules. As are put in place, Tesla will to be in compliance with any laws the told us.

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