From The New York Times:
Hybrid Cars May Include Fake Vroom for Safety
Makers of hybrid and electric vehicles are working to let them emit sounds, so people can hear them approaching.
OK, I get it. I can no longer lose myself in a walk because I might be hit by a silent car.
Heaven forbid I use my sense of sight.
Peeps! Think about it. You're already plugged in with all those portable music things. You haven't heard a bird tweet in ages, much less a car v'room.
SMOG! Make them all silent. We can deal with the potential ER consequences later.
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