Can Quiet Vehicle Sounder Make Electric Cars Safer for Pedestrians?
Electric and hybrid vehicles have several advantages, from saving on gas to helping the environment. One disadvantage of these vehicles, though, is how quiet they are at lower speeds. When these vehicles are traveling at 18.6 mph or below, they are almost impossible to hear. This is dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists who cannot hear these vehicles approaching. In fact, electric and hybrid vehicles are 37% more likely than conventional cars to be involved in pedestrian accidents.
Fortunately, a company called Brigade Electronics has created a device to combat this danger. The company’s Quiet Vehicle Sounder (QVS) won a CLEPA Innovation Award this year. The device emits a warning sound when the vehicle is traveling at low speeds, which is only heard in the hazard zone. The sound warns pedestrians of the oncoming vehicle, then quickly cuts off once the vehicle is going fast enough that it is audible.
CLEPA awards are issued for outstanding achievements in the automotive supply industry. The Quiet Vehicle Sounder won this year’s award in the SME Safety Category.
“It is encouraging to see tech companies developing such innovative solutions to auto safety problems,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.
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