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Swedish researcher investigates beeps and bleeps to improve driver safety

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Johann Fagerlonn's research in Sweden may one day improve traffic safety in Houston, Chicago or Baltimore. During his four years as a PhD student at Scania he studied how the arbitrary beeps and bleeps, that we usually experience, compare with meaningful auditory warning signals that have a clear correlation with the traffic situation. In December 2011 he presented his dissertation at the Luleå University of Technology.

“Through sound, we can relieve pressure on sight and thereby help the driver to focus on looking ahead,” he says. “Sounds tend to attract our attention, whether we like it or not. Just think of how we react when a mobile phone starts ringing in the middle of a meeting.”

With arbitrary sounds, which...


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 4:42:52 AM

the more sounds, the less each sound means.
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hibeam
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 12:36:31 PM

Too many noises already. Might just cause more problems.
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 12:19:54 PM

old post
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 11:10:27 AM

Sounds like something they will over-engineer into the EV's and drive the price up even higher.

K.I.S.S.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 5:06:43 AM

unless it's a silent vehicle (i.e. EV), no need for all the noise. Eventually all the sounds are just drowning in a sea of noise.
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sparky59817
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:07:19 PM

they're all a bunch of crooks along with the government that lets them get away with it.....it's time we took this country back from the RICH!!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 1:59:03 PM

Third day of bleeps?
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 1:55:16 PM

Repeat story!

There are already too many warning lights and sounds already.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 1:48:34 PM

This story is so old it has mold on it. Don't they have anything better to do in Sweden?
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 1:28:39 PM

thanks sven
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 1:27:31 PM

safety for everyone
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Again?
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 1:24:02 PM

Very old news
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saturday news
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 1:17:50 PM

Stay off the phone and drive is my safety suggestion.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 1:17:41 PM

Sounds like a good idea.
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ok
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Good for them.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 1:09:36 PM

Is the intern getting a payoff to keep posting this article?
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 1:06:55 PM

And he must be paying someone to get this posted for the past 3 days.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 1:03:35 PM

This report is so old it's just one steady pleeeeep and it's as annoying
the sound
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 1:03:02 PM

He had to write something in order to get his PhD.
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R2D2
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STILL ON...............
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 1:01:45 PM

Old news, boring news this article seems to be BS!
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 1:00:37 PM

hmmm...
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ok
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OLD NEWS!!!

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ok
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 12:54:13 PM

OLD NEWS!!!

I don't want my vehicle to make any more sounds or noises. Too many beeps already.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 12:52:21 PM

Thanks swedish researchers, perhaps.
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no thanks
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interesting
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 12:40:43 PM

does this really make a lot of sense
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ditto bcweatherman
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Ok
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old news, just like gas prices, slow to come down
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 12:33:35 PM

Old article lets move on now.
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old post.
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ANCIENT !
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 12:29:48 PM

Is this anything like having your mother-in-law in the back seat?

Just asking!
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Old posting.
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old as a rotted corpse
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 12:22:35 PM

anything is increase safety is good!
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 12:17:47 PM

Yes, different sounds mean different things. But some cars have the stereo cranked so loud, you can't stand to think, even when you are the next car over.
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Really old
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Old
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Old news.
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This is an old article.
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Stick to meatballs...
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