Most of the time, car alarms are an annoyance that contribute to the already pervasive noise pollution on city streets, but this Lyft Grammy stunt shows that some car alarms can gather pedestrians rather than shooing them away. On the night of the 2018 Grammy awards, Lyft set up five specially decked out vehicles in a streetside parking lot in New York City and proceeded to use their alarms to amaze passersby.
At first, the cars used for the Lyft Grammy stunt simply blared out standard car alarms, much to the chagrin of the people nearby. However, after a moment, a tune started to make its way through. Thanks to some clever sound programming with the cars' horns and beepers, the five vehicles ultimately played an elaborately composed rendition of 'Despacito'.