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Appropriate Volume Turn Signal Indicator Click

Turns down while you're waiting at a light, turns back up when you start moving again.
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It's a small thing but it is kind of annoying to have a loud turn signal indicator clicking away while you wait at a long traffic light. It's really not achieving anything because the click is to notify you that it's on.

So this would be at full volume as you approach your the intersection to let you know you turned it on okay, but when the car stops, it turns down for the duration of your wait and doesn't turn up again until it senses that you're moving.

It's a small annoyance but this would get rid of that and might make people more apt to use their turn signals.

doctorremulac3, Oct 28 2022

Somebody patented a manually adjustable one. https://patents.goo...tent/US6426695B2/en
Sounds like a hassle. [doctorremulac3, Oct 29 2022]

Good, it's not just me that finds that annoying. https://www.eclipse...nal-indicator.1609/
[doctorremulac3, Oct 29 2022]

No wonder I see so few people using their turn signals. https://www.taosfor...e-turn-signals.630/
[doctorremulac3, Oct 29 2022]

And blinker fluid prices are through the roof! https://www.amazon....r-Car/dp/B06ZXSKDZG
[doctorremulac3, Oct 29 2022]

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       Heh, my kid sometimes calls from his hands-free while he's driving and the turn signal gets amplified by the speaker phone. Turns out his fiance has never heard of blinker fluid...   

       ...so that was fun for a bit.   

       Yup, they put a lot of work into amplifying that frequency so conversations while driving could cause maximum ear damage to the person getting the call.   

       And you seen the price of blinker fluid these day? Sheesh!
doctorremulac3, Oct 29 2022

       Right? All these two for none sales. Outrageous if you ask me.   

       (Back to blinker sounds.) Or maybe just start up a nice Jazz base line over the rhythm. The longer you stand and wait, the more you find out where it goes.
jutta, Oct 29 2022

       You won't believe this but that's similar to what a buddy of mine said. Why? Who hasn't tapped their fingers along to the beat while waiting for the light to change or even hummed a little tune?   

       He suggested syncopated rhythms being added to make it sound more like a drum circle.
doctorremulac3, Oct 29 2022

       It's really time we were rid of these annoying sounds. A bright visual indicator on the gauge screen or wheel should suffice.
tatterdemalion, Oct 31 2022

       Glad I'm not the only one who hates it. Waiting at an insufferably long red light already taxes one's patience enough without these things hammering away. Especially the ones in my area that turn red even though there's no cars coming the other way, then make you sit for a couple of minutes for absolutely no reason at all.
doctorremulac3, Oct 31 2022

       How about an anaesthetic dart fired from the centre of the steering wheel into your forehead whenever the system detects the car stationary and a red traffic light ahead? The antidote can be administered when the light turns green.
pocmloc, Oct 31 2022

       LOL, okay, that's just silly. Anesthetic gas would work just as well.
doctorremulac3, Oct 31 2022

       Will you incorporate a setting to amplify the sound relative to the length of time the blinker continues to run while the vehicle is moving forward, and most likely driving below the posted speed limit while in the fast lane?   

       I'd give you multiple buns for that!
Canuck, Nov 01 2022


       This feature would be automatic for drivers over 60.   

       Or anybody it sensed hunching forward with the wheel close to their chest rather than sitting with their back against the seat.
doctorremulac3, Nov 01 2022

       ...and wearing a hat,
a1, Nov 01 2022

       + the sound of a croissant
xandram, Nov 01 2022

       Mmmusic to my ears. :)
doctorremulac3, Nov 01 2022

       I'd forget I was supposed to turn.   

       But Canuck's comment may make that less likely, I think. MODIFY, modify, modify. Modify this croissant.
blissmiss, Nov 03 2022


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