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    Report: Mumbai to combat excess honking with horns that notify police? [w/video]
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    Mumbai, India is crowded and noisy. It should be, after all. It's the wealthiest and most populous city in India and the fifth largest city by population on the planet. This cocktail of demographics results in one big problem - traffic. While simply getting around can be tough enough, Indian ...

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    Podcast: European automakers irked over proposed noise standards
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    Ward's Auto reports the European Commission is pushing new measures that could burden automakers with stiff noise regulations for cars, buses and trucks. Under the proposed legislation, automakers would need to curb vehicle noise levels by two decibels two years after the legislation's wording is ...

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    Report: Calgary ready to adopt sound-activated noise camera to automatically ticket loud vehicles
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    Police in Calgary have partnered up with a company to install the Noise Snare, a sound-activated traffic camera designed to automatically ticket loud vehicles. According to The Calgary Herald, the device would typically cost municipalities around $112,500 Canadian, though the company behind the ...

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    Report: DirtFish Rally School draws the ire of neighbors
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    Unless you suffer from the kind of neurological defect that causes you to turn into a grinning fool every time you hear an engine bounce off of its limiter, you might not be entirely happy to have a rally school set up shop next door. DirtFish Rally School in Snoqualmie, Washington has made a ...

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    Report: Hyundai Sonata Hybrid delay due to modifications of virtual engine sound
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    2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In mid-October, Hyundai announced that its 2011 Sonata Hybrid would be eligible for a $1,300 tax credit. The electrified midsize sedan was scheduled to hit dealerships in late 2010 and the first 60,000 buyers in line to ...

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    Bring the Noise: Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps reportedly safe... for now
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    Following earlier news that the Donington track, which was supposed to take over the British Grand Prix in lieu of Silverstone, had to declare bankruptcy comes a reversal of fortune for the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. The longtime host of the Belgian Grand Prix looked to be in serious trouble with ...

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    Nissan wants LEAF EV to sound like Blade Runner car for safety
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    2010 Nissan Leaf EV - Click above for high-res image gallery
    While advocates have long heralded a reduction in noise pollution in addition to air pollution as advantages of electric vehicles, not everyone is convinced that silent cars are a good thing. We use our senses to navigate through life ...

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    It's happened: Boy hit by hybrid, mom blames quiet running
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    Click on the image above for our Toyota Prius gallery When an eight-year-old boy on a bicycle gets hit by a car while riding in the middle of the street, the blame often points directly at the youth. However, if the car in question just happens to be a quiet hybrid-electric... there just may be ...

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    Prius targeted: Maryland lawmakers want "minimum" vehicle sound levels
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    Click above for a high-resolution gallery of the 2007 Toyota Prius Touring. While the Toyota Prius and other hybrids may be the next best thing to riding a Vespa for the environment, one group has been concerned about their lack of noise they produce. Members of the National Federation of the ...

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    Siemens VDO system hears crash, deploys airbag
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    The safety-obsessed people over at Siemens VDO have developed a new system that, depending on the noise produced by a crash, will figure out the best way to deploy the airbags.The Crash Impact Sound Sensor (CISS) is quicker on the draw than other systems (up to 15 milliseconds), and depending on ...

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