WHY are electric car manufacturers being forced to artificially increase the noise level?

Today’s electric and hybrid cars are virtually silent. This, according to a number of researchers, poses a safety risk for pedestrians, who are used to the hum of the car’s engine, and especially for the blind.

Japan and the European Union have already passed laws requiring the manufacturers of such cars to install artificial noise systems.

In the USA, the compulsory installation of such systems with automatic activation of noise when driving at speeds up to 30 km/h has been introduced in 2021.

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