[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.

Pam

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
>though.
>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.
>
>
>Pam
>
>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.
>>
>>Neal
>>
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of The Scarlet
>>Wombat
>>Sent: Monday, May 08, 2006 7:16 PM
>>To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>Subject: [bct] Re: more on hybrid cars
>>
>>
>>The solution for the hybred car problem for the blind is simple, they
>>must 
>>have noise makers.  It need not be a steam whistle or 747 jet engine,
>>but 
>>they must be as noisy as the traffic around them.  As more and more
>>people 
>>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
>>will 
>>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
>>subject 
>>for legislation, as if we did not already have enough laws.
>>
>>Dan
>>
>>
>


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