29 Jun '11, 1pm

Ford To Facebook Fans: “How Should The 2012 Focus Electric Sound?”

2012 Ford Focus Electric at 2011 Geneva Motor Show, photo by Robert Llewellyn Enlarge Photo The days of the almost silent electric car are gone. Motivated by a severe case of liticaphobia - or the fear of lawsuits - the auto industry has already agreed that electric cars should have some form of audible warning system fitted as standard to alert pedestrians of their approach. But while noise generators are now an accepted part of any electric car design, the noise they make isn’t, which is why Ford has turned to social media site Facebook for help. Gallery In preparation for the launch of its 2012 Ford Focus Electric, the automaker has asked Facebook Fans to help choose the sound the car will make at low speed. With four noises to choose from, Ford is asking for fans to place them in order of preference, from favorite to least favorite. Interestingly, all four noises from ...

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