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Re: Pedestrian Warning Sound opportunity

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:43 am
by gdiscenza
How about the sound of a Ferrari F40 at full throttle?

G.D.

Re: Pedestrian Warning Sound opportunity

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:16 pm
by AlGrsn
“The pedestrian warning law isn't in effect yet, nor could I find anything in the bill ( http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?c ... 11UTU44d::) that says it's illegal to disable/change the sound. It just says that the manufacturer cannot make it so the sound can be disabled. It says nothing about us changing it.”
Disabling a safety device provided by the manufacturer may not be illegal (criminal) but it sure can be used against you in a lawsuit. It may show a callous disregard for the safety and lives of others.
The expression of concern over a blind friend who was unable to hear the warning sound can justify modifying the device to be more audible but going the other way is IMO unwise.

Re: Pedestrian Warning Sound opportunity

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:59 pm
by Oilpan4
If I had a leaf that the noise generator couldn't be turned off, I would turn it off with a hammer.
That thing is incredibly irritating.
Use the horn.

If sound is safe then the standard should be a porsche 918. Which has the distinction of being the loudest mass produced car ever.

Re: Pedestrian Warning Sound opportunity

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:40 pm
by lebikerboy
On my 2019 Leaf I simply turned both the pedestrian warning and rear back up sounds off using LeafSpy Pro.
I've heard it's not possible in the 2020 version?

Re: Pedestrian Warning Sound opportunity

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:52 am
by rmay635703
Foible wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:50 am
Despite the warning noise I still get people stepping out in front of me, especially in parking lots. I think they may hear it but not recognize it as an approaching car. I've even had a pedestrian run into me!
On my antique EV I’ve had people ram their shopping cart into the rear battery box while it was parked and unoccupied.

My guess is a steam whistle might almost be loud enough to get their attention