[blindza] Re: Law could force cars to be louder

Maybe the guy is tuning it, and ongoingly tuning it (If it's a Ford) I better run.

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Jacob Kruger" <blindza@xxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Monday, September 19, 2011 3:20 PM
Subject: [blindza] Re: Law could force cars to be louder


Well, in my neighbourhood, it in fact seems like that specific van/vehicle, on some sundays just rides round and round and round my block, since it seems like it will start roundabout mid morning on a sunday, and then still be going roundabout 3 in the afternoon - continuously.........LOL!

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Subject: [blindza] Re: Law could force cars to be louder
  From: "Dewald van Deventer" <dewaldvandeventer@xxxxxxxxx>
  Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 14:48:07 +0200
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I could just imagine a few thousand or so cars speeding past, all playing
that irritating song of the icecream truck.

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Jacob Kruger" <blindza@xxxxxxxxx>
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Article content below:
http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/industry-news/laws-could-force-cars-to-be-louder-1.1140152

And, reckon this is relevant, since something as quiet as certain electric
cars might be a bit quiet to hear while listening to decide if/when to
cross a road, for example.

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
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Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'
---article content---
Laws could force cars to be louder
September 19 2011 at 10:31am
By Chris Greenwood

Cars must be seen and heard: Silent EVs like the Nissan Leaf, and even
conventionally-powered cars that are too quiet, could be forced to adhere
to a minimum noise level.

Not very long ago building a near-silent engine was a triumph that would
have car manufacturers shouting from the roof-tops.

Those days, however, are passing fast. Vehicles are now so quiet that
there are fears pedestrians and cyclists are at risk because they cannot
hear them coming.

So governments in the Europe and the USA are considering plans that would
force carmakers to turn up the volume again, by installing artificial
noise generators.

Any vehicle that falls below the limit - believed to be around 40
decibels, or the level of a fridge motor - would be required to amplify
its engine noise artificially.

The move would affect ordinary models, which have become much quieter in
recent years, as well as electric cars.

It means the familiar purr of combustion engines could soon be replaced by
futuristic electronic sounds. At present there is no lower limit for
noise, only an upper limit to prevent excessive noise pollution.

Concerns about the silent danger of some vehicles were first raised after
the introduction of electric cars and vans.

The idea of adding artificial noise was extended to diesel and petrol
engines after research found some models were equally quiet at speeds
under 32km/h.

Manufacturers have already started experimenting with different noises,
from the roar of a sports car to bird song.

Last year Toyota announced it would begin selling a noise generator on its
hybrid car, the Prius - producing a sound that some compared to a car in
the Jetsons, the 1960s U.S. cartoon about a space-age family.

And Nissan took inspiration from Star Trek for its Leaf electric car,
adding an optional noise generator that makes a swooshing sound like the
Starship Enterprise. -Daily Mail

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