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Best EV sounds? Start with the Jetsons

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Rick DeMeis
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Rick DeMeis   1/16/2013 6:57:05 PM
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Hey Brian, How about letting drivers customize the sound, as I blogged about here (http://www.examiner.com/article/hey-you-loser) a couple of years ago.

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mcgrathdylan   1/16/2013 9:29:52 PM
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Rick- I'm with you. Let people choose their own customized sounds like ringtones. That would be funny.

WKetel
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WKetel   2/2/2013 1:37:51 AM
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The whole point of demanding that cars make some sound is so that they are identified as cars. Custom sounds as in custom ringtones would totally thwart that concept. What EVs need to sound like is those early inverter drive forklift trucks. A sound like no other, not obtrusive but a bit scary

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William Miller   3/27/2013 2:26:31 PM
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Agree. I voted for a moderate sounding exhaust system - not too loud, not too quiet. EU residents travel insurance

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K1200LT Rider   1/17/2013 4:42:11 PM
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It's bad enough having to listen to all the ridiculous ringtones at work. I surely wouldn't want to hear a constant barrage of random sounds from vehicles. There would always be the small percentage of people who would have to get stupid and try spoken phrases, sirens, chickens, etc. As long as there are humans involved, it has to be strictly controlled.

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mr88cet   1/16/2013 7:08:56 PM
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I have a serious comment that I'd like to send to this National Highway Transportation Safety Administration study. Do you know how I can submit such feedback to them? In particular, I want to recommend to them that they not make recommendations not specific to EVs or hybrids, but to any vehicles that make less than so-and-so much sound volume at low speed, regardless of why that may be the case.

mr88cet
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mr88cet   1/16/2013 7:09:57 PM
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(Oop, one too many "not"s in there: "... that they make recommendations not specific to...")

mr88cet
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mr88cet   1/16/2013 7:33:57 PM
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Never mind. I think I found a website for submitting comments.

Brian Fuller2
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Brian Fuller2   1/16/2013 10:50:00 PM
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I'd start here... (http://www.nhtsa.gov/About+NHTSA/Press+Releases/DOT+Proposes+New+Minimum+Sound+Requirements+for+Hybrid+and+Electric+Vehicles)... There is at least a contact atop the release. But more likely is the Federal Register: https://www.federalregister.gov/. Let us know what you find out!

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undertheradar85   1/16/2013 7:10:53 PM
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Glass packs on a big block Chevy. Or much easier, just get rid of EVs and hybrids.

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anon9303122   1/16/2013 7:31:06 PM
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The syncopated clops of horse shoes hitting the ground. At 4 mph and below the gait would be a walk. At speeds from 5 mph to 10 mph the sound should transition to a trot. From 10 mph to 17 mph it should be a canter, and speeds from 18 mph to 30 mph the sound should be a gallop. In this way, sight-impaired people will know how fast a vehicle is approaching so they can adjust accordingly.

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MrBrentWilliams   1/16/2013 7:45:13 PM
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Yes!!! You hit the nail on the head – my thoughts exactly! We can hack the car and install the Clipity Clop (or whatever) sound so “Blind” people will know WHO is approaching – by the sound.

WKetel
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WKetel   2/2/2013 1:41:12 AM
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REally though, EVs should be as silent as can be, and people should understand that they need to watch out for them. THis could easily reduce the excess population problem.

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CWrobel0   1/16/2013 7:50:37 PM
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The sound of 2 coconut halves clip-clopping might be better.

anon9303122
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anon9303122   1/17/2013 8:34:45 PM
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But coconuts are tropical. We live in a temperate zone. How would they get here, an African swallow?

Chris84
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Chris84   1/16/2013 8:51:30 PM
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Post the sound links.... I would like to hear the actual suggestions......

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1Sparky   1/16/2013 9:21:03 PM
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How about a selection of video game tracks like Pac-Man?(or any mp3 or wav. files)

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selinz   1/17/2013 5:54:19 PM
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If I am told that my car is too quiet, it's going to be a mufflerless harley at 120db.

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