Toyota has released a video detailing its latest Vehicle Proximity Notification System (VPNS) – a system designed to improve the safety of pedestrians and other road users around near-silent hybrid and electric vehicles by emitting audible warnings – but don’t expect our Prius to get the technology any time soon.
Like Toyota’s VPNS, Nissan’s audio alert system emits high- and low-frequency tones at speeds from 0-30km/h, and switches back on once the vehicle’s speed drops below 25km/h. It also beeps when reversing, similar to a commercial vehicle.
AVSP can be switched off, but automatically defaults back to ‘on’ each time the car is turned on.
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