Electric vehicles solve many hugely important problems facing modern society, but they also bring new problems (as any novel technology does), and the Nissan Intelligent Mobility system for the Japanese automaker's line of EVs is designed to tackle some of these issues. Not only does the system deal with how autonomous vehicles will integrate onto the roads in the coming years, but it also suggests a solution for a strange but relevant problem plaguing EVs: how to know when they're approaching.
EVs use electric motors rather than gas-powered engines, and so the vehicles hardly make any noise while driving. While this is nice for the driver, it also means that the cars have the tendency to sneak up on people — something that seems absurd but can be dangerous for pedestrians, cyclists, and other drivers. The Nissan Intelligent Mobility system uses a sound it calls 'Canto', which is Latin for "I sing", to alert people that it is approaching.
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