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Electric cars may get noisier

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When traveling at low speeds, electric and hybrid vehicles don’t rely on traditional gas- or diesel-powered engines, which makes it difficult for pedestrians to hear them as they approach. Your streets may get a little noisier, if the Department of Transportation gets its way. The DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed new safety standards that set minimum sound requirements for electric and hybrid cars when traveling under 18 miles an hour. As it stands now, automakers are responsible for setting their own volume levels, which are not regulated. When traveling at low speeds, electric and hybrid vehicles don’t rely on traditional gas- or diesel-powered engines, which makes it difficult for pedestrians to hear them as they approach. A 2009 NHTSA study found that hybrid electric vehicles were more likely to be involved in pedestrian accidents than regular vehicles.

People:

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood

Overall Sentiment: -0.229281

Relevance: 0.852798

Sentiment Quote
0.062114 “Safety is our highest priority, and this proposal will help keep everyone using our nation’s streets and roadways safe, whether they are motorists, bicyclists or pedestrians, and especially the blind and visually impaired,” said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.062114
  • Mean: 0.062114
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

David Strickland

Overall Sentiment: 0.255901

Relevance: 0.762808

Sentiment Quote
0.0503119 “Our proposal would allow manufacturers the flexibility to design different sounds for different makes and models while still providing an opportunity for pedestrians, bicyclists and the visually impaired to detect and recognize a vehicle and make a decision about whether it is safe to cross the street,” said NHTSA administrator David Strickland.
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.0503119
  • Mean: 0.0503119
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

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Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Overall Sentiment: 0.216302

Relevance: 0.907724

Organization: Department of Transportation

Overall Sentiment: -0.517607

Relevance: 0.826091

Company: Toyota

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.711061

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