Archive for January 14th, 2013

Federal NHTSA Cranks up the Noise


Monday January 14th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:31am PST   •   1 Comment

The federal National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing minimum sound requirements for electric cars, hybrids and other vehicles in order to warn pedestrians, cyclists and the sight-impaired. The rule is based on a 2009 NHTSA study of state-level accident data finding that 77 of 8,387 hybrid vehicles (.9 percent) were involved in...
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