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Re: Nissan Reveals the sound of the LEAF (VIDEO)

Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:27 am

JTM5000 wrote:Nissan has unveiled the pedestrian alert sounds the LEAF will make, and can be seen in the videos:

http://nissan-leaf.net/2010/06/11/nissa ... -revealed/

HowDee,

I was just reading a comment by EVNow over at the site I write for (Nissan-Leaf.net) about another topic (cost of insurance) and he said you had a thread about it...figured I would check it out.

It was a great thread, and I just wanted to pop by and say 'hi,' and say that you have a really nice/knowledgeable community here. Keep it going! Have to get the 'word' out on the LEAF...and all EVs.

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Re: Nissan Presents Leaf Sound for Pedestrians...

Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:36 am

That's not so bad. Having an annoying sound in reverse might not be such a bad thing.

I remain unconvinced that the forward noise is necessary, but it could be a LOT worse.
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Re: Nissan Presents Leaf Sound for Pedestrians...

Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:38 am

sparky wrote:
A switch inside the vehicle can turn off sounds temporarily. The system automatically resets to "On" at the next ignition cycle.
I can't express how much I hope that the ability to disable these sounds is true. Any bets as to how long it takes before someone "hacks" this so that it's flipped so that the system is always "Off" unless you hit the switch?

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Re: Nissan Presents Leaf Sound for Pedestrians...

Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:44 am

A backup alert is perfectly fine and reasonable, and this one seems to do the job without too much distress. I guess I'll have to actually hear the forward sound in the real world to decide how obtrusive it really is or isn't.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: Nissan Presents Leaf Sound for Pedestrians...

Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:03 am

Both sounds seem louder than a quiet, gently-driven ICE!

Basically, I vote "obscene", too loud, and noise-polluting.
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Re: Nissan Presents Leaf Sound for Pedestrians...

Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:08 am

I have been driving an all electric plug-in for the past year. We live in a beach neighborhood that does not have sidewalks and as a result people, dogs, horses etc. walk in the streets. When driving an electric car you simply assume that you are "invisible", and should not pass pedestrians from behind or people crossing the street until they acknowledge your presence in some manner. This goes for parking lots as well. One of the top 5 joys of electric motoring is the delightfully calm silence of getting from point A to point B. The ability to talk to your cabin mate without yelling. The prospect of adding annoying noise to the driving experience seems to me to be a band-aid solution to a problem that does not exist.

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Re: Nissan Presents Leaf Sound for Pedestrians...

Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:16 am

In developing the sound system, Nissan studied behavioral research of the visually impaired and worked with cognitive and acoustic psychologists.
Jeez, I thought visually impaired people were more acoustically sensitive.
Nubo wrote:A backup alert is perfectly fine and reasonable, and this one seems to do the job without too much distress.
I disagree. When my neighbors all have hybrids or electrics, I'm not looking forward to hearing them back out of their driveways every morning starting at 5am and pulling into their driveways at 2am.
I'm gonna find a sock to stuff in that speaker.

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Re: Nissan Presents Leaf Sound for Pedestrians...

Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:20 am

mwalsh wrote: Seriously? That's really it? That has got to go!
Wait till you hear how much they spent on it :evil:
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Re: Nissan Presents Leaf Sound for Pedestrians...

Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:33 am

sparky wrote:Jeez, I thought visually impaired people were more acoustically sensitive.
Good one. That sound is way too loud. Much noisier than an ICE and really quite annoying. I'm definitely going to insert a kill switch into mine. Only turn it on if there are inattentive people around....the way it should have been implemented.
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Re: Nissan Presents Leaf Sound for Pedestrians...

Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:42 am

Noxious.
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