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U.S. authorities require EVs to produce sound at low speeds

By Faiming_low on 01 Mar 2018 in New technology

Attached Image Electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles in America will be required to produce sound when traveling at low speeds to warn pedestrians, cyclists and the blind.

Set to kick into action in September 2020, the rule has been set by U.S. Department of Transportation.

According to the Insurance Journal, manufacturers will need to ensure these "noises" can be heard at speeds of up to 30 km/h. Any speed higher than that will deem the alert unnecessary as tire noise and wind resistance will eliminate the need for an additional sound.

The American authorities estimates that the odds of a hybrid vehicle being involved in a pedestrian crash are 19 percent higher than in the case of a vehicle with an internal combustion engine and hopes to lessen the numbers in time to come.


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Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



 
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