US demands electric cars make noise at low speed

US demands electric cars make noise at low speed
 

A US road safety body has demanded that electric cars travelling at low speed make a noise to warn pedestrians.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said the rule was needed because battery-powered vehicles are very quiet.
It said the rule would particularly help blind pedestrians, or those with a visual impairment, detect electric cars and hybrids on the road.
The new safety rule could help prevent 2,400 injuries a year, said the NHTSA.
Danger sense The rule demands that the cars make a noise when travelling either forwards or backwards at speeds of less than 30kmh... read more

 
15 November 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 34
Source: BBC
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