The Noise Curmudgeon alerts us to the horribly misguided marketing idea–because it must be the marketing department that’s behind this–that is the Nissan Canto. You see, electric cars tend to be quiet, so some sound must be engineered so that they can be heard by blind people listening for aural clues, other pedestrians, animals, etc. Rather than engineering a traditional car engine sound for the Canto, Nissan has decided to be clever and will torment us with a “singing car.” And by singing they mean making a variable high pitched annoying drone that will drive poeple mad.
Hear it for yourself:
Oh, that’s not so bad, you may be thinking. Then imagine a street filled with “singing” cars.