New electric vehicles are quiet—eerily quiet. They can sneak up on pedestrians without them noticing, posing a potential road hazard. Always forward-thinking, Jaguar is working to keep pedestrians safe on the streets with the Audible Vehicle Alert System. What’s better is that this new technology was specifically developed for the blind and visually impaired, along with other pedestrians, too.
Jaguar explains, “Jaguar’s engineers have developed a sound that can be heard at speeds up to 20km/h and exceeds the 56dB(A) minimum required by forthcoming European legislation – the strictest in the world – for all new EVs from July 2019. The I-PACE’s sound was tested by members of Guide Dogs for the Blind, the UK’s leading charity for people affected by sight loss, as part of the testing undertaken by Jaguar. It also marks the start of an on-going relationship between the two organizations.”
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