Cars of the Future ~ The View from 2012

imageSome of us wait with fear that eventually you will not be allowed a car, it would drive itself. Others embrace this as the next logical step. If you want to drive it yourself, you would go to a track.

Now along that lines some the Audi R8 with, you guessed it, an eSound to warn “absent-minded pedestrians” that they are about to walk in front of a moving vehicle.

I am not sure how I feel about the eSound. You can hear it in the YouTube video below. Suzy and I drive a Lexus HS and people marvel at the soundless quality of the car. It almost makes you feel like you are gliding rather than driving. Almost.

Mashable reports:

Audi’s not the first manufacturer to cover its legal posterior with sound effects in its electric vehicles, and it certainly won’t be the last. Well, at least Audi’s interpretation sounds like a futuristic gas guzzler, rather than a tree full of chirping birds.

Read more…

Driverless, soundless, and gas-less cars, oh my. What will they think of next?

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About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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