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Now I really know the world has gone mad !
« on: 30 June 2019, 14:29:26 »

New EU ruling all electric cars are going to have devices fitted to make them sound like a normal car, because they're dangerous being quiet, give me strength!
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Re: Now I really know the world has gone mad !
« Reply #1 on: 30 June 2019, 14:34:08 »

New EU ruling all electric cars are going to have devices fitted to make them sound like a normal car, because they're dangerous being quiet, give me strength!

When I heard also that they only had to make a noise up to 12 mph I fell about laughing!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

So that helps the blind or partially sighted?!  So a car does not kill after 12 mph?!

It also reminded me of the boys back in the day who fitted a piece of wood or similar to one of the wheels of their push bikes to make an engine noise! ;D ;D ;D ;)

I am still laughing with incredibility, and I just wish I heard wrong!  ::) ::) ;D ;D :y
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Re: Now I really know the world has gone mad !
« Reply #2 on: 30 June 2019, 14:38:27 »

.....and I have just double checked online to make sure my older persons mind has not got this right, but I have!!!

The best quote I could find online for today:
"This system must emit a continuous noise of at least 56 decibels any time the car is moving 20 kilometers per hour (12 miles per hour) or slower. Thatís about as loud as a conversation you might have in your home."

No, surely this most be an April fool....for 1st July!!! ;D ;D ;D ;)
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Re: Now I really know the world has gone mad !
« Reply #3 on: 30 June 2019, 14:40:54 »

New EU ruling all electric cars are going to have devices fitted to make them sound like a normal car, because they're dangerous being quiet, give me strength!


Ridiculous isn't it? Noise is one of the emissions we should be glad to be rid of. The electric motor's lack of noise and vibration is just one of its big advantages.
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« Reply #4 on: 30 June 2019, 14:44:42 »

Back in black at  full volume should do it :D
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« Reply #5 on: 30 June 2019, 14:56:31 »

New EU ruling all electric cars are going to have devices fitted to make them sound like a normal car, because they're dangerous being quiet, give me strength!


Ridiculous isn't it? Noise is one of the emissions we should be glad to be rid of. The electric motor's lack of noise and vibration is just one of its big advantages.

Not for the blind and short sighted, but as I said "up to 12mph", the new law is a joke ;D ;D
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« Reply #6 on: 30 June 2019, 14:56:41 »

I'll have the smallest electric car possible please but I want it to sound like the latest thunderous AMG offering from Mercedes..😀😁😂 should please my neighbours.
« Last Edit: 30 June 2019, 15:11:51 by Tilbo »
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Re: Now I really know the world has gone mad !
« Reply #7 on: 30 June 2019, 15:28:33 »

Gets my vote. I nearly got run over by an electric taxii at Granada airport. Never heard it. It was my fault.

We don't just use sight.

I had hoped the noise would be generated by a lollipop stick in the wheel spokes.

Maybe a whole aftermarket for V8 , V12 , turbo with wastegate , Morris1000 and so on
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« Reply #8 on: 30 June 2019, 15:42:22 »

Gets my vote. I nearly got run over by an electric taxii at Granada airport. Never heard it. It was my fault.

We don't just use sight.

I had hoped the noise would be generated by a lollipop stick in the wheel spokes.

Maybe a whole aftermarket for V8 , V12 , turbo with wastegate , Morris1000 and so on

Ah, that's what the boys used! :D ;)
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« Reply #9 on: 30 June 2019, 16:37:07 »

Never mind that the Euro is on the brink of collapse again, lets focus on what really matters!  ::)
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« Reply #10 on: 30 June 2019, 17:18:13 »

Euro on the point of collapse?  Have you got a link to that? You have me worried!
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« Reply #11 on: 30 June 2019, 18:07:30 »

They spend decades telling us that speed kills. Then announce that cars must make a noise until  travelling above 12mph.
And these people think they can run a continent.  ;D
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« Reply #12 on: 30 June 2019, 18:31:47 »

Euro on the point of collapse?  Have you got a link to that? You have me worried!
Not exactly recent news... Rather a status quo :y

https://capx.co/forget-brexit-the-eu-may-be-on-the-brink-of-collapse/
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« Reply #13 on: 30 June 2019, 18:35:42 »

They spend decades telling us that speed kills. Then announce that cars must make a noise until  travelling above 12mph.
And these people think they can run a continent.  ;D
No danger of not hearing the corsas/boras/transits round here, they'd pop your fickin ear drums if you were close enough.
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« Reply #14 on: 30 June 2019, 20:03:28 »

They spend decades telling us that speed kills. Then announce that cars must make a noise until  travelling above 12mph.
And these people think they can run a continent.  ;D

Cannot think why we would want to leave this union  :-\ :-\     ;D ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #15 on: 30 June 2019, 20:09:46 »

surely at speeds above 12mph, tyre noise will be enough to hear them coming.  :-\
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« Reply #16 on: 30 June 2019, 20:10:02 »

We hired a car in France and got a Hybrid. Driving through town it switched over to electric and it was a nightmare with people just stepping out in front of it. People cross using their ears first/mainly.
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« Reply #17 on: 30 June 2019, 20:52:30 »

A nice set of Maserati air horns will sort that, Jason - real granny scarers!

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« Reply #18 on: 30 June 2019, 21:51:43 »

Euro on the point of collapse?  Have you got a link to that? You have me worried!

Don't panic!  :o

https://brexitcentral.com/why-the-eurozones-fate-makes-an-immediate-brexit-vital/

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« Reply #19 on: 30 June 2019, 22:00:17 »

Not to panic..... Boris is on the way :y :y
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« Reply #20 on: 30 June 2019, 22:47:27 »

Euro on the point of collapse?  Have you got a link to that? You have me worried!

Don't panic!  :o

https://brexitcentral.com/why-the-eurozones-fate-makes-an-immediate-brexit-vital/


Mark Carney doesn,t mention that in his anti-brexit rhetoric.  ;)
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« Reply #21 on: 30 June 2019, 23:01:37 »

Not to panic..... Boris is on the way :y :y

Boris won't be helping Snr Varche in sunny Spain, far from it!  ;)
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« Reply #22 on: 30 June 2019, 23:47:30 »

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« Reply #23 on: 01 July 2019, 08:18:23 »

Hey .

We impoverished expats living in third world countries ( today is second day without water - three outages last month) need support too.

I am going to start collecting used lollipop  sticks to use as cheap noise generators #noisesticks
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« Reply #24 on: 01 July 2019, 17:36:55 »

Never mind that the Euro is on the brink of collapse again, lets focus on what really matters!  ::)
Well looking at the exchange rate, the pound is looking worse ;D
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« Reply #25 on: 01 July 2019, 17:39:05 »

Nearly a billion years of evolution has worked on the principle of survival of the fittest.

Why do the mongs in society think they have more experience.  No wonder society is oppsed.


Turn off all noises, the problem becomes self solving.
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« Reply #26 on: 01 July 2019, 18:20:16 »

Thus introducing the cull by stealth.  :y ;D
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« Reply #27 on: 01 July 2019, 18:32:39 »

Hey .

We impoverished expats living in third world countries ( today is second day without water - three outages last month) need support too.

I am going to start collecting used lollipop  sticks to use as cheap noise generators #noisesticks

Do not worry, the way the Buffoon and the Goon, fighting the Conservative leadership / PM race, have been promising today and planning to spend billions that we have not got (a fact confirmed by the Government's Chancellor!!) we will soon join you in our new third world country!! ::) ::) :D ;)
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« Reply #28 on: 01 July 2019, 19:23:39 »

Hey .

We impoverished expats living in third world countries ( today is second day without water - three outages last month) need support too.

I am going to start collecting used lollipop  sticks to use as cheap noise generators #noisesticks

Do not worry, the way the Buffoon and the Goon, fighting the Conservative leadership / PM race, have been promising today and planning to spend billions that we have not got (a fact confirmed by the biggest remainer in the cabinet!) we will soon join you in our new third world country!! ::) ::) :D ;)
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« Reply #29 on: 01 July 2019, 19:36:53 »

They are two Shi£heads but thatís all we have to offer, what a sad state of affairs for this once great nation. In short weíre F@cked
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« Reply #30 on: 01 July 2019, 19:38:45 »

They are two Shi£heads but thatís all we have to offer, what a sad state of affairs for this once great nation. In short weíre F@cked

It certainly is not good, and positivity frightening if we think too deeply about it :o :o :(
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« Reply #31 on: 01 July 2019, 19:41:43 »

To be fair this c... Hunt on the telly right now is making me sick 🤢 what a T£@t
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« Reply #32 on: 01 July 2019, 19:42:47 »

Boris ainít much better but at least heís entertaining ;D
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« Reply #33 on: 01 July 2019, 19:46:23 »

Metal straws :o Jesus Christ!! Arm them up why donít you!   F@cking fool.
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« Reply #34 on: 01 July 2019, 21:03:35 »

The way I see them is this. Hunt is Theresa May in trousers. He makes all the right noises, but so did she. Remember Brexit means Brexit, no deal better than a bad deal etc.
She didn't mean it and nor does he.
Boris was the big beast of the leave campaign and he has nowhere to hide on this issue. He not only wants to be PM but he wants to go down in history alongside the greats - Disreali, Churchill, Thatcher.
However, if he doesn't get Brexit done quickly and properly his political career will immediatelynend in disgrace, and the history books will tell how he really was nothing more than a buffoon, who thought he was great.
I think he is shrewd enough to realise this,and he also has an enormous ego. Therefore he  has huge personal incentive to do whatever it takes to get it done.
I dont have a great deal of faith in him tbh, but he is the better of the two options.
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« Reply #35 on: 01 July 2019, 22:15:55 »

Did you see that Michael Hunt suggested having a focus group to represent the feel of the nation . Then abide by what they said.

The focus group would be representative folk selected from a bigger group.

What could possibly go wrong. You could not make it up.

PS. Water came back on for half an hour and is off again.
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« Reply #36 on: 04 July 2019, 13:22:42 »

New EU ruling all electric cars are going to have devices fitted to make them sound like a normal car, because they're dangerous being quiet, give me strength!

Its quite tricky to do as well, been testing one on the iPace
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« Reply #37 on: 04 July 2019, 14:02:51 »

Do you have to keep adjusting the length of lollipop stick as it wears away? Maybe some kind of spring loading.?
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« Reply #38 on: 04 July 2019, 15:03:39 »

 ;D ;D :y
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