Silent Future of Motorsport
Usually an ear-splitting noise anounces the movement of any cars at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. In this video though, the Tesla Roadster shows the only downside to driving an electric car; you may get instant pick-up and bags of torque, but people can't hear you coming. Knowing this, the desginers should have fitted a slightly less embarassing horn.This brings us back to the common electric car question, will people get run over because they can't hear them coming? Here in Amsterdam there are silent trams and bikes everywhere, and I've never seen any problems. Maybe until people get used to them there will be issues, what do you think?
The other thing that will take some getting used to is driving a silent car. Will it seem odd that you can't hear engine noise? ::Hugg