- Leelane Hines
- Los Altos, CA
- United States
how can we make electric vehicles safe for pedestrians or others who cannot hear the engine?
Electric vehicles cannot be heard, and in certain situations, e.g. parking lots, that makes for a dangerous situation. Suppose electric vehicles were equipped with a sound (similar to a horn) which would replicate the sound of hoof-beats Such a sound would catch the attention of pedestrians. It could be manually operated as needed, like blowing a horn, or it could come on automatically when the engine is started and until a certain mph is reached. It need not be audible to the driver or passengers of the vehicle. The out-of-context sound itself would replace volume.