There are big changes coming to the U.S. government’s 5-Star Safety Rating system for new vehicles—in addition to government plans that require electrified vehicles (EVs) to emit a warning sound. These new vehicle safety requirements will improve safety all around (for both drivers and pedestrians).
The new safety system will not only rate crash avoidance technologies, but it will also help consumers choose the safest vehicle, among other benefits.
As for the lack of noise posing a threat in EVs: some experts say that the odds of an EV hitting a pedestrian are 19% higher than with a gas powered vehicle.
Find out more by watching the following SAE Eye on Engineering videos entitled SAE Eye on Engineering: New 5-Star Safety Ratings Coming and Adding Noise to Electric Cars.
SAE Eye on Engineering airs Monday mornings on WJR 760 AM Detroit’s Paul W. Smith Show.