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Quiet-Car Rules Must Be Delayed, Automakers Say: NHTSA Not Ready

Quiet-Car Rules Must Be Delayed, Automakers Say: NHTSA Not Ready

By John Voelcker 875 views Jul 25, 2014 Follow John Add to circle Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter 2014 Toyota Prius C Enlarge Photo The concern that very quiet hybrid and electric cars may pose a danger to unaware pedestrians has been around for a decade or more now. Back in 2010, Congress required the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to develop rules for adding alert noises to cars running on silent electric power. The law was adopted at the urging of the National Federation for the Blind, among other groups. DON'T MISS: Making Silent Electric Cars Noisier: 3 Carmakers, 3 Sounds (Nov 2010) But those rules, due back in January, aren't ready. So automakers have stepped forward to urge a delay in the schedule that requires them to start phasing in the devices for 2016. Pedestrian crossing sign Enlarge Photo According to The Detroit News , a pair...

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