Nissan Adds ‘Beautiful’ Noise to Make Silent Electric Cars Safe
October 8, 2009 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

With little noise from the engine, electric cars may be a danger to blind pedestrians who cannot hear them approaching. To address those safety concerns, transportation agencies in the U.S. and Japan may mandate artificial sounds for the vehicles. The authors check in with Nissan engineer Toshiyuki Tabata, who is working on recreating engine noise for a new generation of quiet cars.

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Submitted by admin on August 18, 2009 – 10:49 am

Keeping an older car running makes more sense than ever these days, not just because of affordability, but also because it is the green thing to do.  There are tremendous environmental and financial benefits for consumers that are provided by the green American automobile recycling industry as these vehicles are processed both for the reuse of certain parts (known as ‘green parts’) and recycling of most of the remainder.  Help the planet and save yourself some money by asking for ‘green parts’ to be used in your next auto repair!