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Audible warning

Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:21 pm

From BBC News today..........

"New electric vehicles will have to feature a noise-emitting device, under an EU rule coming into force on Monday.
It follows concerns that low-emission cars and vans are too quiet, putting pedestrians at risk because they cannot be heard as they approach.
All new types of four-wheel electric vehicle must be fitted with the device, which sounds like a traditional engine.
A car's acoustic vehicle alert system (Avas) must sound when reversing or travelling below 12mph (19km/h)."

Any plans for this or similar in US/Canada?

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Re: Audible warning

Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:33 pm

I'm pretty sure a law has already been passed (in the US) although the speed at which it must sound is higher, and it doesn't have to sound like a gasoline engine.

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