As we reported yesterday, U.S. regulators adopted a new rule that will force electric vehicle manufacturers to include a device in their EVs to emit a sound at up to 19 mph to protect pedestrians starting in 2019.
The new rule is controversial in the EV community. While most admit that quiet cars can be a problem at low-speed, especially for the visually impaired, people also fear that adding a sound will remove an important benefit of electric vehicles.
Tesla and CEO Elon Musk have seen this coming and they have been working on a particularly interesting and nuanced solution for a while now. expand full story