Japan rethinks silent hybrid cars

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    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8132548.stm

    Japan is considering the introduction of noise-making devices for near-silent hybrid cars following safety fears from vision-impaired pedestrians.

    "Vision-impaired people feel that hybrid vehicles are dangerous", a transport ministry official told AFP.

    The top-selling hybrid vehicles run almost without any sound when they change from fuel to battery mode.

    The ministry of transport has brought together a panel that will draw up a report by the end of the year.

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    thats a good move.... else there may be no way of knowing if the vehicle was comming towards you ...until its too late
     
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