Bill Introduced To Protect The Blind From Hybrids

Despite how ridiculous it sounds, the above headline is absolutely true. A bill is being introduced in Congress that will establish some kind of safety standards to protect the walking blind from hybrids. Hybrids and other electric cars pose risks to the blind because they are too quiet. The blind listen for cars when… » 4/10/08 1:00pm 4/10/08 1:00pm

New Yorkers Looking To Tech To Cut Down On Cabbie Honking

If you've ever been to New York you likely know that cabbies can be pretty big d-bags when it comes to using the horn, honking at damn near anything, now people are finally taking a stand. A new proposal is looking to modify taxi cabs so the vehicle will be visually identified when honking. It's illegal to honk a horn… » 4/01/08 5:30pm 4/01/08 5:30pm

Fisker Adding External Speakers To Karma, Michael Stipe Alarmed

Henrik Fisker has announced that his new Karma plug-in hybrid sports car will come equipped with external speakers for pedestrian safety. The four seat Karma goes on sale late in 2009 and is capable of traveling up to 50 miles without using the gasoline engine. While in electric-only mode it's virtually silent,… » 3/14/08 11:20am 3/14/08 11:20am