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Is it going to be like my Zojirushi rice cooker that plays a little electronic tune when I start cooking rice and a different tune when the rice is cooked? Imagine all these cars playing different tunes. How about just keeping them all quiet?

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Ridiculous if you think one of these "things" is a car.

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Ridiculous if you think one of these "things" is a car.

What requirement defines a car, that these "things" don't meet?

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If you have to ask, you won't understand.

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The days are running short when one actually controls the mobility unit of tomorrow. Just sit a steer no need for brakes or power the on board computer will control the length of your travels. I say 2030 when car speed are control by gps and road senders.

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Great. Driver’s can now enjoy Mario Cart as they traverse the country side. Like Scott Pilgrim, automaker will continue to enjoy the sounds of raining “coins”.

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Is there an external feature for wildlife, cyclists, children, the blind, disabled and elderly to be aware of hybrids vehicles approaching?

Surely the technology is available to only project ‘the approaching sound’ low as a warning to ‘the unaware’ within its path and NOT to add to the existent urban noise pollution.
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StrangerlandToday  05:53 pm JST

> Sure I would. I read English, I understand how definitions and requirements work.

I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you actually do have an answer, and weren't just covering for being embarrassed at me calling you out for a silly comment.

I’m curious why the OP disqualifies EVs from cars. We can make the case, but it seems quite pedantic.

car

*noun** [ C ]UK   /kɑːr/ US   /kɑːr/*

 

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a road vehicle with an engine, four wheels, and seats for a small numberof people:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/dictionary.cambridge.org/amp/english/car

engine

*noun** [ C ]UK   /ˈen.dʒɪn/ US   /ˈen.dʒɪn/*

 

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a machine that uses the energy from liquid fuel or steam to produce movement:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/dictionary.cambridge.org/amp/english/engine

motor

*noun** [ C ]UK   /ˈməʊ.tər/ US   /ˈmoʊ.t̬ɚ/*

motor noun [C] (DEVICE)

 

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a device that changes electricity or fuel into movement and makes a machine work:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/dictionary.cambridge.org/amp/english/motor

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Ridiculous if you think one of these "things" is a car.

How to say "I know nothing about BEV's, and have obviously never driven one" without actually saying "I know nothing about BEV's, and have obviously never driven one."

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Is there an external feature for wildlife, cyclists, children, the blind, disabled and elderly to be aware of hybrids vehicles approaching?

Just from experience while out walking my doggies around our neighborhood which includes one busy street with faster traffic, the various electric vehicles I encounter make about as much noise as a gasoline powered car. Noise regulations are such that most modern gasoline powered cars are extremely quiet, just a whoosh and some tire noise. In fact tire noise on both seems to predominate.

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How to say "I know nothing about BEV's, and have obviously never driven one" without actually saying "I know nothing about BEV's, and have obviously never driven one."

If one has driven manual transmissions all of their life and find great personal satisfaction from operating a car competently and smoothly, especially one that demands a refined technique to be smooth with like an old Porsche, any car without a manual seems intensely boring to drive. Step in the gas and turn the wheel, yawn, left foot stomping the carpet looking for a clutch pedal that is missing. Many new cars feel isolated and numb, no feedback to the driver. The steering wheel feels like it's turning a viscous fluid and not connected to tires. How awful those cars are to drive (Toyotas are major offenders, my wife has two and I despise driving both). You also have drivers who like the sound of an engine.  For those an electric vehicle just doesn't excite interest, and even seems less of a car and more a household appliance. But if boredom is your thing .............

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I driven Manual all my life. Now that a different form of mobility is near I wait until it is perfected where my only

travel decision is where to park. I drive manual because my road use is not as safe when I drive a auto. That why I wait until it is perfected.

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If one has driven manual transmissions all of their life and find great personal satisfaction from operating a car competently and smoothly, especially one that demands a refined technique to be smooth with like an old Porsche, any car without a manual seems intensely boring to drive. Step in the gas and turn the wheel, yawn, left foot stomping the carpet looking for a clutch pedal that is missing. Many new cars feel isolated and numb, no feedback to the driver. The steering wheel feels like it's turning a viscous fluid and not connected to tires. How awful those cars are to drive (Toyotas are major offenders, my wife has two and I despise driving both). You also have drivers who like the sound of an engine.  For those an electric vehicle just doesn't excite interest, and even seems less of a car and more a household appliance. But if boredom is your thing .............

Obviously, someone here knows what a real car is.

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Obviously, someone here knows what a real car is.

What requirement defines a car, that these EVs don't meet?

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There a total different type of car 100 year ago it was call a car but nothing I mean nothing like car of the last 20 years. So a word car will be attach to all road using traveling mobility units

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If you have to ask, you're not a car enthusiast.

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All you folks praising your newfangled horseless carriages have obviously never driven a proper carriage with a team of horses. That's real driving!

(That's what some of you sound like.)

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