Customers in Japan Toyota will team with their new Prius external speaker to warn pedestrians against the yen equivalent of U.S. $ 150.
Toyota Prius offers as optional equipment for a pedestrian warning system operating at low speeds when the model runs only on electricity. Fee of $ 150, the Japanese version of Prius will be fitted with an external speaker and a pedestrian warning system to “meet the new rules of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in Japan” in terms of hybrid vehicles or completely silent. We can expect the system to equip and other vehicles of its kind in Japan, and electric vehicles could also be equipped with it.
System that aims to prevent pedestrians approaching a hybrid or electric vehicle moving without making noise. The folks at Toyota have announced that will offer more types of sounds for the warning system from the Prius, but noted that this system can be manually activated or deactivated via a button on the board. Thus, the driver can not hear the warning sound in a jam, but to use it on a busy street without any hassle.
As you can see, the Prius has been sound over a video game, reminiscent of a spacecraft or extraterrestrial vehicles. On the one hand, it is possible that this sound is chosen to highlight passes, which will turn his head to better see the object moving towards them while the issue that sound.