white exec wrote:A number of the newer all-electrics have just that - user selectable sound.
In April 2014 the European Parliament approved the legislation that requires the Acoustic Vehicle Alerting Systems (AVAS), which is mandatory for all new electric and hybrid electric vehicles. The new rule established a transitional period of 5 years to comply with the regulation.
"the sound to be generated by the AVAS should be a continuous sound that provides information to the pedestrians and vulnerable road users of a vehicle in operation. The sound should be easily indicative of vehicle behaviour and should sound similar to the sound of a vehicle of the same category equipped with an internal combustion engine."
Looks like the major players wont be taking up my idea of a comprehensive "juke box" of sounds to amuse and entertain, and are going to take some persuading to incorporate Jim's Paxman Valentas
, Lancaster Bombers, or Vulcans as they fall outside a "vehicle of the same category"!