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Close harmony honking

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Car horns produce a range of tones which vary from vehicle to vehicle. Within limits, the tone can be varied.

Many modern vehicles have wireless connectivity which allows them to communicate with other vehicles in their vicinity. A simple software upgrade would allow cars in close proximity to share information about what tones they can emit.

Therefore, when a group of cars with a useful tonal range are fortuitously gathered together, they could play music by honking their horns in sequence.

Tunes would most likely be limited to "Twinkle, twinkle little star" in traffic jams and small car parks, but at large supermarkets J.S.Bach's "Tocatta and Fugue in D" or Saint-Saëns' Third ("Organ") Symphony might well be possible.

8th of 7, Feb 01 2020


       With cellular connectivity vehicles can receive live traffic data, road conditions, etc. That way any single vehicle's melodies and keys could be set for solo performances matching local conditions without needing other similarly equipped vehicles nearby - and when a large enough ensemble is nearby they'd already be on the same page.
Chairborne Hero, Feb 01 2020


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