[bct] Re: more on hybrid cars

  • From: Pam Quinn <quinn.family@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 08 May 2006 22:00:53 -0500

Or rather, the cars would have the transmitters, and we would need to
be provided with receivers. Okay, I have it straight now. But in any
case as Larry pointed out, we'd be dependent on something that could
be prone to equipment failure.


On Mon, 08 May 2006 21:36:22 -0500, you wrote:

>Maybe the manufacturers of the cars ought to provide us all with these
>transmitters. I don't think I'll hold my breath on that ever happening
>But hey; providing us, such a minority, with transmitters, might be
>less of a hassle and less expensive than adding noise to the cars that
>customers don't want.
>On Mon, 8 May 2006 19:22:09 -0500, you wrote:
>>I don't think you will see the day when cars that sell, in part because
>>they are quiet, will have constant noise makers.  And I know, that's not
>>what you are suggesting.  They may, however, have a transmitter which,
>>when it electronically senses a tiny device carried by a person who is
>>blind, might make some kind of beeping noise while in the range of that
>>device.  Just an idea.
>>-----Original Message-----
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>>Subject: [bct] Re: more on hybrid cars
>>The solution for the hybred car problem for the blind is simple, they
>>have noise makers.  It need not be a steam whistle or 747 jet engine,
>>they must be as noisy as the traffic around them.  As more and more
>>buy them, this sound volume could decrease slowly over the years.
>>I fear the idea of having them make noise is going to not sit well with 
>>either customers nor manufacturers.  The additional cost will be 
>>negligable, but customer dissatisfaction will be high and most simply
>>not care enough about our needs to make a difference in the marketplace.
>>We have no clout in the automobile market as we do not drive and buy few
>>cars, even if for sighted spouses or kids.  This may need to be a
>>for legislation, as if we did not already have enough laws.

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