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Silent electric cars to get 'Star Wars' sounds

By T.K. Randall
May 6, 2010 · Comment icon 15 comments



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Silent electric cars may be getting sounds like those in Star Wars in order to help others hear them coming.
One of the main dangers of electric cars is that they are so quiet pedestrians and other road users don't hear them coming, to remedy this there are plans to incorporate sounds like those in Star Wars to the cars so people can hear them.
Their noiseless glide has seen them dubbed the silent killers of the road. But electric cars could soon be given special 'signature tunes' so that pedestrians can hear them coming and avoid stepping out into their path.


Source: Daily Mail | Comments (15)


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Comment icon #6 Posted by RickyPrescott 13 years ago
Yeah... I want my car to sound like a Tie fighter... or like the Millenium Falcon!
Comment icon #7 Posted by mutationman 13 years ago
I would want my car to sound like Sebulbas podracer, love those deep sounds when it passes by
Comment icon #8 Posted by sam12six 13 years ago
I really have no desire to hear the latest pop craze in order to know a car is coming. Because you know there'll be hackers that'll do that. Every computer winds up hacked, especially if it plays sounds. I agree - and also, can you imagine the chaos when there's a (presumably) much larger percentage of these cars on the road and they're all belting out a different "ring tone" all the time? They should either pick a mechanical noismaker or add pick a standard electronic sound and add regulation stating that the sound can't be changed.
Comment icon #9 Posted by trancelikestate 13 years ago
I agree - and also, can you imagine the chaos when there's a (presumably) much larger percentage of these cars on the road and they're all belting out a different "ring tone" all the time? They should either pick a mechanical noismaker or add pick a standard electronic sound and add regulation stating that the sound can't be changed. Bah! A standard sound would be boring. I like the idea of cusomized car sounds. Altho I agree that some would be annoying, I'm all for the uniquness of it all
Comment icon #10 Posted by Darkwind 13 years ago
Great idea, I almost hit one with my bike one day. The lady yelled at me, so I avoided the accident. I think it would be cool if you pick the sound it makes.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Voyager10 13 years ago
How about one that sounds like a freight train, people would hear it from behind and dive out of the way only to realize it is some tiny electric car, lol
Comment icon #12 Posted by Davedini 13 years ago
I WANT IT..... STAR WARS AHHHHHHHHH
Comment icon #13 Posted by startover 13 years ago
Sounds crazy to me Just some random noise wouldn't be good enough, it needs to sound like what we are used to hearing. All those different noises would confuse.
Comment icon #14 Posted by The Cosmic Fluke 13 years ago
b****in. I want my signature tune to be Wagner's "Flight of the Valkyries" It scares the hell out of the Slopes...
Comment icon #15 Posted by Mele Kalikimaka 13 years ago
Figured if we got silent cars they'd need to make some kind of noise. Anyone up for the 80s Batman theme?


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