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Japan Rethinks Silent Hybrid Cars for Safety of Visually Impaired Pedestrians

Posted on: Jul 14, 2009

Japan is considering the introduction of noise-making devices for near-silent hybrid cars following safety fears from vision-impaired pedestrians. “Vision-impaired people feel that hybrid vehicles are dangerous”, a transport ministry official told AFP.  The top-selling hybrid vehicles run almost without any sound when they change from fuel to battery mode. The ministry of transport has brought […]

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