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The Silent Killer Of Hybrid Cars

by | 16th, October 2009

hybridSCARE story of the day comes from the New York Times, wherein the threat of killer electric cars is highlighted:

Safety experts, worried that hybrids pose a threat if pedestrians, children and others can’t hear them approaching, want automakers to supply some digitally enhanced vroom. Indeed, just as cellphones have ring tones, “car tones” may not be far behind — an option for owners of electric vehicles to choose the sound their cars emit.

Maybe the driver can wind down the window and shout “Vrrmmmmmm, Vrmmmmmmm” and make believe they are in a proper car, or freinds and fmaily can cycle or jog in front waving a green flag?

Via Instapundit)

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