Automakers will have until Sept. 1, 2019, to meet the requirement, although the U.S. Department of Transportation said half of their electric and hybrid fleets must have audible alerts by September 2018. It's unclear exactly what sort of sound the mandate requires, here's hoping this isn't something similar to those backup beeps that many vehicles use today.
However, society as a whole still comes out ahead, with costs to OEMs around $39.29 million for the 2020 model year and benefits for preventing an estimated 2,400 injuries a year in the low hundred millions of dollars. To prevent that from happening, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has added a sound requirement for all newly built hybrid and EVs.
The "Quiet Car" rule, announced by the agency on Monday, will require both plug-in hybrids and battery-operated electric vehicles to make noise at speeds of 30kph (19mph) or less, while moving forward or in reverse. Pretty straightforward, isn't it?
Of course, when driving at speeds above 35 miles per hour, wind and tire noise are more likely to be louder to nearby pedestrians and bicyclists than engine noise, so the real concern here is low-speed maneuvers.
"This is a common-sense tool to help pedestrians-especially folks who are blind or have low vision-make their way safely", said NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind, in a statement. "With pedestrian fatalities on the rise, it is vitally important we take every action to protect the most vulnerable road users".
Eric Bridges, director of the American council of the Blind, said it welcomed the adoption of the safety rule and said it would provide an "additional safety cue for all pedestrians who share the streets with hybrid or electric vehicles".
Adding a little severity and some new fix procedures, the NHTSA on Monday mandated that all new electric or hybrid vehicles make enough "noise" that the visually impaired can hear them. This new rule will reduce the said risk.
The safety specification requires auto makers to use a two-tone signal similar to that now emitted by heavy vehicles when they are reversing.
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Last week, Turkey announced it was shuttering non-profit groups, including a children's rights association and a lawyers group. In March 2016, the sides reached what seemed to be a historic deal, sealing a joint plan to tackle the migrant crisis.
Last week's national drought report showed 41.6 million people in parts of 15 Southern states living in drought conditions. We want to prevent the fire from spreading farther westward, which would be virtually trackless areas of the park.
But in an effort to better recognise the diversity of its users, it now offers 35 different gender options to choose from. The online service is also adding new protections to prevent transgender users from being harassed or unfairly banned.
It said wreckage of the aircraft was being also being recovered from the site. "Flights of carrier-borne aircraft are continuing". The MiG-29KUBR is a two seat aircraft, but it appears there was only one crewman aboard when it went down.
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