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Posted · Original PosterOP

Here we go. As if the Borris Bus wasn't enough, new electric buses are to trial a new sound on one route to let people know that they are coming - https://www.wired.co.uk/article/london-electric-bus-sound

 

Unfortunately the SoundCloud reference to the tune in the article is dead for me, but it's going to be more than just a fake, "engine rev." It's a subject which is drawing a chunk of debate as we've got the chance now to change things. The Verge reported it to be, "positively psychedelic," https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2019/12/20/21031524/london-electric-buses-artificial-fake-noise-safety-sound Unfortunately, that sound cloud link didn't work either.

 

Personally, I think they should play the theme tune to, "On The Buses," on a continuous loop -

 

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Imagine having to make fake engine noises through loud speakers inorder to let people know that you're coming.

 

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1 minute ago, Tech_Dreamer said:

Imagine having to make fake engine sounds inorder to let people know you're coming.

 

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Imagine having to compress your fuel to the point it explodes.

 

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My father in law was a around today in a hybrid.   It fucking startled me when he backed out without a sound and I had experienced it before.  Years of experiencing moving vehicles with specific sounds wires us  to be comfortable with a certain expectation/predictability (a key component of survival),  but to then suddenly to not have sounds is as dangerous as having loud headphones on walking around the streets.

 

I want to hear the sound now.


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for real though, as someone who drives in inner london for work and works in various buildings in inner london, it's long due time they switched to electric and frankly banned diesel from the capital. my van doesn't have a cabin air filter in it and as refult if you wipe your hand on the bulkhead behind where i sit, you get an oily black film of all the diesel particulate that's been flooding into the cabin as i've been driving, and consequently, my lungs. mmmmmmmmm, cancer.

 

further to that, but a vast majority of our buildings are placed next to main roads, and the kit at work is covered in the same black diesel particulate matter. once it's on your skin it gets ingrained into your hands and will not wash out either (and unfortunately using gloves the whole time is not practical).

 

so, yeah, it's many years too late for this technology to emerge but they need to step the fuck up on rolling it out because while i don't care if i see the ripe old age of 99, i sure as hell don't want to be taken out by lung cancer.

 

 

my suggestion for an unmistakable sound would simply be for TFL to license "Wouldn't It Be Nice" by the Beach Boys and blare it at 110db from all four corners of the bus. no possible way you can miss it then


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9 minutes ago, yaboistar said:

Imagine having to compress your fuel to the point it explodes.

 

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Imagine having to use such an inefficient fuel source that creates so much pollution.

 

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The sound they play should be the theme song from Thomas the Tank Engine TV series


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6 minutes ago, mr moose said:

Imagine having to use such an inefficient fuel source that creates so much pollution.

 

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Imagine having to use a motor powered engine to move a vehicle instead of using your feets to collectively push the vehicle forward

 

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They could make it seem like the bus is going faster by playing the Benny Hill theme song

 

 


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Imagine having to compress your fuel to the point it explodes.

 

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And here in the USA we have very few buses...


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I wonder if when "most" people have electric vehicles, if the noise they make will be customisable. It could become quite a mess on the roads with noise pollution instead...


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1 minute ago, porina said:

I wonder if when "most" people have electric vehicles, if the noise they make will be customisable. It could become quite a mess on the roads with noise pollution instead...

Please... hell no. Someone will load their car with that damn frog.  Briiiing dinga dinga dinga dinggggg....

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Just now, msknight said:

Please... hell no. Someone will load their car with that damn frog.  Briiiing dinga dinga dinga dinggggg....

Sorry, I had that in mind when I wrote that... I'd do it.


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Just now, msknight said:

Please... hell no. Someone will load their car with that damn frog.  Briiiing dinga dinga dinga dinggggg....

...and they'll probably load it into the electric version of the Fiat 500 just to add insult to injury.

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Just now, porina said:

Sorry, I had that in mind when I wrote that... I'd do it.

So you're the one responsible !!!  (lol)

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2 minutes ago, msknight said:

Please... hell no. Someone will load their car with that damn frog.  Briiiing dinga dinga dinga dinggggg....

is that thing still a thing today?! o_o

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34 minutes ago, msknight said:

Please... hell no. Someone will load their car with that damn frog.  Briiiing dinga dinga dinga dinggggg....

I'd have mine be the horn version of the US National Anthem like in GTA V.


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2 hours ago, mr moose said:

My father in law was a around today in a hybrid.   It fucking startled me when he backed out without a sound and I had experienced it before.  Years of experiencing moving vehicles with specific sounds wires us  to be comfortable with a certain expectation/predictability (a key component of survival),  but to then suddenly to not have sounds is as dangerous as having loud headphones on walking around the streets.

 

I want to hear the sound now.

All motion makes sound. It's a critical part of the way people feel their position in environments by the sounds around them. EVs cause problems because they're mixed in with other vehicle noises in the background so you can't isolate their sound (via the tires, mostly). It's not an issue away from denser populated areas, but, for most, it's a real issue that far too many skip over.

 

More specifically for Electric Drive-based vehicles, the sound needs to be easily effected by the doppler effect, so you can't actually adjust for the changing position. Some of the early hums were really badly chosen. 

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9 minutes ago, kaiju_wars said:

I'd have mine be the horn version of the US National Anthem like in GTA V.

overblown recorder music

 

yeah this exercise in "what is the worst possible sound that will get on every one's nerves" makes me think this has to be regulated by the auto industry or traffic/transport department ._.

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1 minute ago, VegetableStu said:

overblown recorder music

 

yeah this exercise in "what is the worst possible sound that will get on every one's nerves" makes me think this has to be regulated by the auto industry or traffic/transport department ._.

It more than likely will end up being regulated by nations' various Departments of Transportation.  


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I hope it is a series of screams tbh.


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