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Electric cars such as the new Toyota Prius
are reasonably fast but completely silent
and thus represent a considerable danger
to pedestrians - and what more
ignominious fate is there than to be
crushed under the wheels of a Toyota
Prius because you didn't hear it coming?
of these vehicles could
use their horn but this could be seen as
aggressive. It would be far better for the
car to broadcast music - like ice-cream
vans, except that logic dictates
electric cars should broadcast
downside of this idea is that is might
create Pavlovian responses in people to
leap out of the way when they hear, say,
Depeche Mode or Gary Numan.
You may wish to claim your prior art, [hippo]! [lurch, Apr 14 2008]
[hippo, Jul 01 2019]
||I'd play Aphex Twin's "windowlicker", and let the free car wash ensue.
||What about the more experimental end of
the genre? I suggest 'musique concrete' or
even an offshoot of that, 'musique
||You could just play recorded engine noise. Then your Prius could sound like a Lamborghini.
||Or maybe the sound of noisy shoes on pavement . . . nah, too pedestrian.
||An angry herd of elephants?
||The sound of hooves and iron-rimmed wheels on cobbles.
||...of course! - The sound of several crates of rattling milk bottles.
||It looks like it's going the same way as ring tones...
||Also, have you ever heard those reversing noises that duplicate jet engines? All the rage over here.
||Ballet Mechanique, 'cause it's already got a siren.
||Many of the people reading this (and some who
arent) are familiar with the work Airplane,
which features events on board a passenger jet.
Not everyone realises that every time you see the
shot of a jet airplane from the outside, flying
through the sky, the sound you hear is that of a