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My dog -HATES- the backup sound. If my wife takes the car really early in the morning, there is barking heard throughout the house. If I'm backing the car out for something, barking. It's like attack of the Amazon Prime delivery vehicles in my dog's mind.





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We can let Darwin win (no j/k).
but for Darwin to win not only would we have to disable pedestrian alert annoyances, I mean noises, we would also have to turn off collision avoidance which will apply the brakes for me before I hit something. I’m good with one of two safety features. The redundancy is redundantly redundant.
 

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We can let Darwin win (no j/k).
but for Darwin to win not only would we have to disable pedestrian alert annoyances, I mean noises, we would also have to turn off collision avoidance which will apply the brakes for me before I hit something. I’m good with one of two safety features. The redundancy is redundantly redundant.
Safety first, safety last, safety in the middle.

If I feel like rewinding the safety clock 50+ years, I just drive my ‘69.

I don’t feel very safe in it though.

Just curious what safety features you feel are redundant? They all seem to serve their own purpose and work better together.

Some may argue that seat belts and airbags are redundant.

Get onto a wreck with only one of the two and they would likely change their minds and want both.

All the “safety stuff” is unnecessary....... until you need it. May just save your car, you life, or someone else’s.

My current car has the annoying beeping crash warning and lane departure warnings. At first I turned them off. But it only took me reading one “it saved my life” thread to realize I should turn those back on!
 
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I pulled off the pedestrian sound speaker cover. There is an inside piece in the cover you can remove. I then cut three small layers (round) of 1/8 inch neoprene rubber and laid those in the outside cover and screwed it back together leaving the inside plastic screen out. You can just barely hear the backup and pedestrian alert noise now. Much less obnoxious. From the outside you can't tell I did anything to it and it still makes some sound.....just much quieter.
 

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First....I can't help it, but the low speed pedestrian noise and backup sound are really quite annoying. A neighbor remarked to me also "I thought electric cars were silent, that thing makes more noise than my truck". I have to agree. The noise is much more intrusive than the warning noises on my 2019 Leaf.

I am really really contemplating about putting the car up on ramps and finding and disconnecting that speaker that makes the noises. I guess it is a law that they have to put those on the vehicle but I cannot find where it is a law that I have to keep them enables. Wish there was a switch to turn them off.

Second...No matter what I set it to charge to it is charging to 100% each time...guess there is something I have not figured out.

Love the way the car drives even if the tires are too skinny......
Not a good idea to disable these important safety features. Blind people will have no idea that you are approaching them if the car is silent. And of course, if you do hit someone, you will probably get sued. And lose. And probably have to pay punitive damages. Which aren’t covered by insurance.
 

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I pulled off the pedestrian sound speaker cover. There is an inside piece in the cover you can remove. I then cut three small layers (round) of 1/8 inch neoprene rubber and laid those in the outside cover and screwed it back together leaving the inside plastic screen out. You can just barely hear the backup and pedestrian alert noise now. Much less obnoxious. From the outside you can't tell I did anything to it and it still makes some sound.....just much quieter.
Good idea for you to document this on the internet.

Will make the lawsuit go much faster.
 
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The number of times I am able to sneak up to people in the car and they jump when they turn to see a car beside them. The safety stuff is very needed! I find I need to use the horn 📯 at intersections at times. People cross in front of me when I have a green light!
 

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The number of times I am able to sneak up to people in the car and they jump when they turn to see a car beside them. The safety stuff is very needed! I find I need to use the horn 📯 at intersections at times. People cross in front of me when I have a green light!
it feels like the front pedestrian signal is a tightrope act a bit, because we know there's one at low speed but not when stopped, probably because it would be really unworkable to have it every time you stopped at a light or stop sign... but clearly something would be nice.

might be an excuse for Ford to add fake V8 sounds. they licensed the Harley Davidson name for an F-150 trim, maybe they can get the 🥔🥔🥔 sound. 😂

(I thought the F-150 actually had licensed that sound somehow but I'm not finding evidence now.)
 

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it feels like the front pedestrian signal is a tightrope act a bit, because we know there's one at low speed but not when stopped, probably because it would be really unworkable to have it every time you stopped at a light or stop sign... but clearly something would be nice.
Are you sure? I'm pretty sure the pedestrian sound still plays when stopped as long as you leave it in Drive.
 

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Are you sure? I'm pretty sure the pedestrian sound still plays when stopped as long as you leave it in Drive.
hmm. that doesn't completely track with people crossing in front of the car but it could be pedestrian distraction. the sound is quiet enough that I'm not sure I've heard it more than once.

I can still want the car to make 🥔🥔🥔 sounds in any event. 😉
 

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hmm. that doesn't completely track with people crossing in front of the car but it could be pedestrian distraction. the sound is quiet enough that I'm not sure I've heard it more than once.

I can still want the car to make 🥔🥔🥔 sounds in any event. 😉
Yeah, could be distraction. My vehicle definitely has a sound going while in drive at 0 mph.
 

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First....I can't help it, but the low speed pedestrian noise and backup sound are really quite annoying. A neighbor remarked to me also "I thought electric cars were silent, that thing makes more noise than my truck". I have to agree. The noise is much more intrusive than the warning noises on my 2019 Leaf.

I am really really contemplating about putting the car up on ramps and finding and disconnecting that speaker that makes the noises. I guess it is a law that they have to put those on the vehicle but I cannot find where it is a law that I have to keep them enables. Wish there was a switch to turn them off.

Second...No matter what I set it to charge to it is charging to 100% each time...guess there is something I have not figured out.

Love the way the car drives even if the tires are too skinny......
I would caution you to not do that in terms of eliminating the noise. If you do that and you hit someone who says they never heard you coming, theres a real good chance that you could be personally liable for any damages. I know I would make the argument that's reckless behavior. It's undoubtedly negligent, but why I think it's reckless is you know there is a law that requires these quiet vehicles to make noise at low levels of speed to protect the public from being hit, you remove that safety precaution and it causes someone to get hit. That's knowing a risk and not just ignoring it, but rather actively making it riskier. Like anything else, you'll get used to it.
 

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I pulled off the pedestrian sound speaker cover. There is an inside piece in the cover you can remove. I then cut three small layers (round) of 1/8 inch neoprene rubber and laid those in the outside cover and screwed it back together leaving the inside plastic screen out. You can just barely hear the backup and pedestrian alert noise now. Much less obnoxious. From the outside you can't tell I did anything to it and it still makes some sound.....just much quieter.
Are you guys muting the both speakers or just the one up front?
 

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