Electric cars with reversing audible warning?

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  • #247733
    MFillingham
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      Bit of a back story first.  I have a mk1 MG ZS and reversing out of parking spots can be a nightmare.  Not because of other cars but people.  Disabled spaces are typically nearer the door, so it’s quite common for people to walk behind the cars without checking if they’re wanting to move.  Electric and some hybrids have the added problem of being silent until moving, so no engine noise means nobody checks if reversing lights are on.

      So, what cars do we know about that have some audible warning when reverse is selected?

      I have heard the Hyundais, so could I also assume KIAs?

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      Mark

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    • #247741
      kezo
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        Well if they can’t see the reverse lights, its time to give up!

         

        #247743
        Dobbo
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          Reverse into the parking space might be an option

          #247752
          MFillingham
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            @kezo if I give up I’d be stuck indoors avoiding the locals.


            @Dobbo
            I do now reverse in to some spaces but others are located in such a position reversing in is just asking for an idiot to come hurtling around a corner into you.

             

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            #247762
            kezo
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              As from July 2019 – Sound generators will produce a specified level of noise when they are reversing or running below 20 km/h (about 12mph). The sound generated will be similar to that made by a conventional engine and can be temporarily deactivated by the driver if judged necessary.

              It does not specifically suggest either way, that it includes stationary vehicles whether in a forward or reverse gear. However Hyundai/Kia cars like there bing and bongs, so as you suggest, will emit an audible sound when stationary in reverse.

              Not much help really!

               

              #247787
              Avatar photoAbercol
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                My 2021 Kia Soul has a loud reversing bong, thankfully it can be switched off as I reverse into my drive. If I am in a busy car park I leave it on.

                In life, it's not who you know that's important, it's how your wife found out.

                #247789
                MFillingham
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                  My 2021 Kia Soul has a loud reversing bong, thankfully it can be switched off as I reverse into my drive. If I am in a busy car park I leave it on.

                  A neighbour had one of the original Neros and that was very close to a reversing bus bleeping away as it reversed into his drive, I guess he either couldn’t or wouldn’t switch it off at home.

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                  Mark

                  #247850
                  Jaro
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                    Our neighbour has a Nero, it’s louder than the bin lorry ?

                    #247851
                    Avatar photoMenorca Mike
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                      Omg is it on the new Nero can it be turned off I reverse into my drive

                      #247854
                      kezo
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                        Omg is it on the new Nero can it be turned off I reverse into my drive

                        yup! in settings  🙂

                        #247986
                        Avatar photoMenorca Mike
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                          Omg is it on the new Nero can it be turned off I reverse into my drive

                          yup! in settings ?

                          thank goodness for that Kezo I live on a very quiet you can hear a pin drop retirement development of bungalows and I wouldn’t want that silly thing going off !

                          #248438
                          kezo
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                            Omg is it on the new Nero can it be turned off I reverse into my drive

                            yup! in settings ?

                            thank goodness for that Kezo I live on a very quiet you can hear a pin drop retirement development of bungalows and I wouldn’t want that silly thing going off !

                            You neighbours Tesla will make a constant hum/whine, which gets louder the quicker they reverse.

                            #248661
                            Avatar photoMenorca Mike
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                              I’ve not heard it Kezo I’ve never really noticed

                              #248666
                              kezo
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                                I’ve not heard it Kezo I’ve never really noticed

                                They all emit the same dB, it just some sound like a UFO, whild’t others sound like a bin wagon. Why they couldn’t make them sound like a normal car, preferably a V8 is beyond me. Thankfully they can be turned off!

                                Plenty of vids online of owners showing the sound/s

                                #249329
                                Avatar photoMike 700
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                                  My Qashqai ePower is silent on startup, ( in fact most of the time locally) but to compensate it has a quite loud ‘ bonging’ outside and beeping inside when reversing.

                                   

                                  #249343
                                  GaryV
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                                    It amazes me how people walk behind parked cars especially in supermarket car parks when there are perfectly good walkways provided.

                                    I do wonder what’s happened to the Darwin Principle 😕

                                    #249368
                                    Richard

                                      Honestly never had this problem specifically with my ZS.

                                      Or put it this way I’ve had it about the same with people walking behind me as with an ICE vehicle. I don’t even think it’s a noise thing I think people just don’t care and expect the car to stop.

                                      Had it a lot since driving this horrid DS3

                                      #249684
                                      MFillingham
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                                        Yes, a lot is the stupidity/lack of care of these pedestrians but it would be nicer if you could settle with a warning before moving otherwise you’re either sitting waiting or backing out regardless of who’s behind.

                                        Personally, I’m not inclined to do what I want at the risk of others, even if those others don’t prioritise their own safety.

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                                        Mark

                                        #249675
                                        Berty

                                          @garyv

                                          “It amazes me how people walk behind parked cars especially in supermarket car parks when there are perfectly good walkways provided.

                                          I do wonder what’s happened to the Darwin Principle”

                                          The Darwin Award definitely goes to the driver that hits a pedestrian in a car park.

                                          It is up to the driver to be aware of their surroundings.

                                          #249680
                                          Berty

                                            For all the smart technology in EV’s. I wish one of the designers would add the Vulcan take-off HOWL into the reversing warnings and not some ridiculous beep.

                                            That would grab peoples attention.

                                            #249702
                                            kezo
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                                              For all the smart technology in EV’s. I wish one of the designers would add the Vulcan take-off HOWL into the reversing warnings and not some ridiculous beep. That would grab peoples attention.

                                              ??

                                               

                                              #249711
                                              MFillingham
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                                                For all the smart technology in EV’s. I wish one of the designers would add the Vulcan take-off HOWL into the reversing warnings and not some ridiculous beep. That would grab peoples attention.

                                                 

                                                You could guarantee they’d scrimp on the speaker and it’d sound pathetic in comparison.

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                                                I'll try to give my honest opinion but am always open to learning.

                                                Mark

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