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BMW mulls addition of pedestrian warning system for electric vehicles

by Eric Loveday (RSS feed) on Jan 6th, 2011 at 4:55PM

In mid-December, the U.S. Senate and House voted to approve a measure that would require hybrids and plug-in vehicles to emit a sound when traveling at low speeds to warn nearby pedestrians. The bill, called the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2010, requires that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sets a standard for an alert sound that will allow pedestrians to easily detect a nearby moving plug-in vehicle. This measure only applies to vehicles sold within the U.S. and not those distributed to foreign markets. German automaker BMW, though, is weighing in on whether... Read More

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