The Quest for a Louder Car

6e1bobjdk0yhbodeThe New York Times reports on an audio nudge to reduce injuries from electric vehicles:

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.

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