The American National Road Safety Council has announced a new safety standard for electric and hybrid car noise. They must be much louder when moving at low speed.
Electric cars and hybrid cars have many advantages, and the biggest one is the cheaper use of such cars with much lower power costs. Unfortunately, these vehicles also have a significant disadvantage, namely they are very quiet.
Cars moving by electric motors are virtually silent. This is extremely dangerous for pedestrians crossing the street who simply do not hear the approaching car. Contrary to appearances, this is a very serious problem. According to official statistics, in the United States, where such vehicles are very popular, for this reason, the injury is 2400 people per year.
The National Road Safety Council has announced the creation of new safety standards that will force manufacturers of these types of vehicles to equip them with additional systems that will alert pedestrians with a speed of up to 30 km / h. At higher speeds, these systems no longer need to work, as officials are convinced that wind noise and rolling tires should be sufficiently audible for pedestrians.