Sunday, September 25, 2011

Toyota's new fake engine noise on Prius


It does make sense. Making sure people can hear a Hybrid coming.
The noise they came up with sounds like a car from a Science Fiction movies from the 60's, which is actually pretty cool.

I just hope you can't hear it from inside the car. Which could become truly annoying after a while...

11 comments:

john m said...

WOW!!! That sounds terrible! It sounds like the powersteering pump is out of fluid or something. Of course what did I expect. Toyota can't make a good looking, how can they make a good sounding car. I didn't expect a V8 engine sound but man, that's pathetic.

SalvatoreBellomo said...

I like the sound. Similar to the vehicles from back to the future

Anonymous said...

Orribu!

FusioptimaSX said...

Wow, that's horrible. Didn't engineer the LF-A to have a certain sound? Why couldn't they do something similar here? I wonder if it would void the warranty to hack the system to make is sound like any SRT-8.

Anonymous said...

Hey! Look at me! I drive a Prius! Now even people who don't already know what a pretentious Hybrid looks like will instantly know it by the sound.

Anonymous said...

Here's an idea. Why not have it sound just like a gasoline engine car, so it wouldn't be annoying to non blind people?

Anonymous said...

They should have made it sound like a Hemi.
This sound is obnoxious like a screaming girl. I guess it is appropriate for a Prius buyer.

Anonymous said...

The sound says..."Hey! Look at me! I am an ignorant eco-brat!"

Anonymous said...

I'm actually surprised they didn't make it sound like a field of locusts or a pond full of frogs..

Anonymous said...

Toyota also plans to make all of their Hybrid vehicles radiate a low-grade blue-green hue from every painted surface.. not because it helps deaf people see the oncoming hazard (for example, at 0:28, when Prius drivers blatantly turn in front of pedestrians that clearly have the right of way) they can't hear, but simply because Prius customers want everyone to look at them.

Anonymous said...

That's so cool! Wonder if I can add some other sounds. Hostestly, I think it sounds gooood.