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Silent but deadly? Electric cars may be too quiet for pedestrian safety

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Enjoy (or fear) the silence while it lasts. Battery-driven vehicles are touted for their potential to cut down on harmful emissions spewed for decades by gasoline-powered cars, but electric and hybrid vehicles may be too quiet to be heard by pedestrians, posing a particular danger to people without sight. Although the relatively low number of [...]

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