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Recently, Nissan unveiled its "Approaching Vehicle Sound for Pedestrians" (VSP), a technical name for the noise-adding system found on the automaker's Leaf electric vehicle. Introduction of the VSP system on the Leaf and similar setups found on vehicles like the Chevrolet Volt have been the subject of much debate. Automakers continue the quest, though, in part to satisfy the demands of the National Federation of the Blind and develop an aurally pleasing system that warns all pedestrians of appro

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ECTunes equipped vehicle – Click above to watch video after the jump

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Toyota Approaching Vehicle Audible System – Click above to watch the video after the break

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Toyota Approaching Vehicle Audible System – Click above to watch the video after the break

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2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Like to download new ring tones for your phone so that you don't sound like everybody else in the world that opts for the free cell phones from their chosen service provider? The same kind of thing is reportedly in the works for future electric cars.

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Like to download new ringtones for your phone so that you don't sound like everybody else in the world that opts for the free cell phones from their chosen service provider? The same kind of thing is reportedly in the works for future electric cars.

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2010 Lexus HS 250h - Click above for high-res image gallery

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It's been a little while since we've heard about the supposed dangers of electric and hybrid vehicles that shut down their engines and therefore stop producing the sound of fuel being ignited and exhaled, but the issue is apparently alive and well. Lotus Engineering and Harmon International, two heavyweights in their respective industries, have teamed up to create a new technology known as Electronic Sound Synthesis (ESS).

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Click above for high-res gallery of the 2011 Chevy Volt

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