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Washington wants electric vehicles emit a noise for pedestrians

The U.S. government wants all electric and hybrid vehicles emit a noise when riding has a lower speed is 29 kilometers per hour, so that pedestrians can hear approaching.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that these cars do not make enough noise low speed to alert pedestrians, cyclists and people with low vision.

The American National Agency considers however that the vehicles make enough noise to be heard when riding at higher speeds.

Automakers have the opportunity to choose sounds that would make cars. Similar vehicles should produce the same sound.

The government also asserts that pedestrians should be able to identify the sounds of vehicles from the background noise.

The population has 60 days to review the draft of the agency, which will use EXPRESSED opinions to finalize its regulations has.

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