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Rick DeMeis
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re: Best EV sounds? Start with the Jetsons
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.

mr88cet
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re: Best EV sounds? Start with the Jetsons
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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re: Best EV sounds? Start with the Jetsons
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...")

undertheradar85
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re: Best EV sounds? Start with the Jetsons
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.

anon9303122
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re: Best EV sounds? Start with the Jetsons
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.

mr88cet
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re: Best EV sounds? Start with the Jetsons
mr88cet   1/16/2013 7:33:57 PM
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Never mind. I think I found a website for submitting comments.

MrBrentWilliams
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re: Best EV sounds? Start with the Jetsons
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.

CWrobel0
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re: Best EV sounds? Start with the Jetsons
CWrobel0   1/16/2013 7:50:37 PM
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The sound of 2 coconut halves clip-clopping might be better.

Chris84
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re: Best EV sounds? Start with the Jetsons
Chris84   1/16/2013 8:51:30 PM
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Post the sound links.... I would like to hear the actual suggestions......

1Sparky
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re: Best EV sounds? Start with the Jetsons
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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