sound Stories November 25, 2015

electric car and the blindAccording to a recent government filing obtained by Reuters, U.S. regulators are delaying a ruling on low-speed sound alert requirements for electric and hybrid cars until at least mid-March 2016.

A ruling on this issue has been in the works since 2013, when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that the odds of an electric or hybrid vehicle being involved in a crash with a pedestrian are 19% higher compared with a louder gas-powered vehicle. expand full story

sound Stories October 1, 2015

electric car and the blind

Fully Charged published a very interesting video today about electric vehicles and blind people. The lack of engine noise in electric vehicles is often cited as a potential danger to pedestrians and especially the blind. Fully Charged collaborated with someone well-qualified to talk about the subject, Andre Louis, a sound engineer who happens to be blind. expand full story

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