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 Post subject: Re: Killing acoustic vehicle alerting system
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:56 pm 
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I automatically switch it off already - it is part of my startinf routine. Push brakes-push start-disable AVAS. Indeed, once you get annoyed by it, you can't ignore it anymore...

I remember my dealer told me they can overwrite the default sound...

Anyway, I start the engine when I need to warn people (press charge) - the AVAS only starts warning as soon as you start driving - someone passing behind or in front of your car just when you're about to pull up happens a lot to me, since people aren't aware that your car has already been started


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 Post subject: Re: Killing acoustic vehicle alerting system
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:21 pm 
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I recently drove past some pedestrians, and they looked at me in a way like "how dare you drive past and I can't hear you". AVAS was ON. My PHEV makes the noise when in Neutral, but not in drive. AC fans make a fair bit of noise to.

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 Post subject: Re: Killing acoustic vehicle alerting system
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:59 pm 
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Icerunner wrote:
Anyway, I start the engine when I need to warn people (press charge)
Seriously?


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 Post subject: Re: Killing acoustic vehicle alerting system
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:58 am 
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Ahh - one of the advantages of getting old. I can't hear the AVAS when I'm in the car with my reduced hearing capacity. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Killing acoustic vehicle alerting system
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:06 am 
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I always reckon i have pretty good hearing ( i can certainly tell if a CRT monitor or old fashioned telly is still switched on somewhere in a house) but i can barely tell if the noise generator is on or not. Seems to be that pedestrian safety in whatever form should be paramount.


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 Post subject: Re: Killing acoustic vehicle alerting system
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:58 am 
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simonrh wrote:
I always reckon i have pretty good hearing ( i can certainly tell if a CRT monitor or old fashioned telly is still switched on somewhere in a house) but i can barely tell if the noise generator is on or not. Seems to be that pedestrian safety in whatever form should be paramount.


I agree. It is entirely natural for pedestrians to use their hearing along with their sight (assuming they are not visually impaired) to judge traffic conditions. Therefore I'm amazed there is even the option to switch the noise off. If there is the slightest chance that it helps to avoid an accident it should be left on. I think it should be louder!

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 Post subject: Re: Killing acoustic vehicle alerting system
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:50 am 
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When I was at school (many, many, many years ago!). The Highway code said, amongst other things, "At the kerb halt, look right, look left, look right again. If all clear, cross, keep looking right and left as you go". Never mentioned stepping straight into the road without looking, if you couldn't hear anything. And that was before half the population had earphones glued into their ears! ;)

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greendwarf wrote:
Ahh - one of the advantages of getting old. I can't hear the AVAS when I'm in the car with my reduced hearing capacity. :lol:


I reckon my hearing is pretty good, but I still had to get my wife to drive past me before I was able to hear it


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 Post subject: Re: Killing acoustic vehicle alerting system
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maby wrote:
greendwarf wrote:
Ahh - one of the advantages of getting old. I can't hear the AVAS when I'm in the car with my reduced hearing capacity. :lol:


I reckon my hearing is pretty good, but I still had to get my wife to drive past me before I was able to hear it

Same here.


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 Post subject: Re: Killing acoustic vehicle alerting system
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:09 am 
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Regulo wrote:
When I was at school (many, many, many years ago!). The Highway code said, amongst other things, "At the kerb halt, look right, look left, look right again. If all clear, cross, keep looking right and left as you go". Never mentioned stepping straight into the road without looking, if you couldn't hear anything. And that was before half the population had earphones glued into their ears! ;)


...and the Green Cross Code man said "Stop, Look, Listen!"

It's a stupid argument. If it makes pedestrians safer it's a good thing and of course, some people don't have the benefit of sight.

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