We've seen plenty of discussion on the merits of pedestrian warning systems for hybrid and all-electric vehicles. From synthesized engine sounds to the noise of George Jetson's flying car, automakers and the aftermarket industry have worked to come up with a way to keep people aware of a vehicle's presence.

Now it looks as if Domino's Pizza is having some fun with a safe sound system for the company's electric delivery scooters in the Netherlands. Using a human voice to replicate the sound of a small-displacement gasoline engine, the scooter is both hilarious and safe.

It also makes for good advertising, though we'd hate to be the guy behind the handlebars after a few hours on the job. Between synthesized revs, the "engine" exclaims "Domino's!" and "Pizza!" in what can only be described as the perfect Netherlands accent. Scroll down for a quick chuckle.


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      jonnybimmer
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great amusement to be had by all... except the rider.
      Dark Gnat
      • 2 Years Ago
      Amusing. But I bet it would get annoying in about 20 minutes.
      Javanese
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not going to lie, that kept me laughing for a minute. But I would imagine it would be tiresome after 1 week of hearing the same thing.
        SatinSheetMetal
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Javanese
        My brother always wore earbuds under his helmet, I assume most motorcyclist do the same, at least for the daily commute. Well, then, most people don't use a motorcycle as daily commute like my brother did I guess.
      The Wasp
      • 2 Years Ago
      Perhaps annoying...perhaps brilliant.
      guyverfanboy
      • 2 Years Ago
      I laughed out loud at this! Brilliant!
      Krysta R
      • 2 Years Ago
      Omg!!! Hilarious!!!
      Benny90
      • 2 Years Ago
      1000% Brilliance!
      BL
      • 2 Years Ago
      Funniest thing all day. Brilliant
      Tyler Poppe
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why can't electric cars be like this!!
        S.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Tyler Poppe
        I can see this becoming a popular hack if electric cars ever become common. A car that sounds like the Jetsons spaceships would be alright
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Tyler Poppe
        [blocked]
        over9000
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Tyler Poppe
        Because NHTSA hates us.
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice!
      Relyat08
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder if the employees are required to buy their own scooters... I worked for Domino's and used my own car for years. Never would Domino's have considered giving us loaner cars for the job.
        SatinSheetMetal
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Relyat08
        Wouldn't you rather drive your own beater car than be forced to drive a scooter? You HAVE to deliver pizzas, lets just say the weather isn't sunny. I'll take windows and a roof for the next 8 hours please.
      Jack
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'll keep my eyes out for this thing. Heading downtown right now, maybe I'll see one!
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