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3Infiniti turns up hybrid volume with pedestrian warning system

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

18Video: ECTunes solves silent electric vehicle "problem" with directional noise system

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

19This Means Something: Japanese Prius to get external speaker option [w/video]

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

35This Means Something: Japanese Prius to get external speaker option [w/video]

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

40And the Chevy Volt goes "bruup, bruup, bruup"

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

13Coming Soon: Downloadable ring tones for your silent electric car?

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.

19Coming Soon: Downloadable ringtones for your silent electric car?

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.

36REPORT: Japan could require hybrids to emit sound

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

12Lotus and Harmon partner up to add sound to hybrids

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).

11Volt will have a driver-activated "pedestrian-friendly alert"

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

30Cali. Senate approves bill to make hybrids noisier

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