Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Zoom Zoom Zoom

by Joanne Ritter

Breaking news on the hybrid car issue we wrote about on June 9th. Thanks to some creative engine-uity, inventors are coming out with a sensible solution that will help keep pedestrians safe without adding noise pollution: wonder of wonders -- a car that sounds like a car!

Hats off to our fellow guide dog users in the UK who are featured in this video:
http://inventorspot.com/articles/are_hybrid_vehicles_too_quiet_17110. If you're using JAWS to read this article, you may experience an issue accessing the video. Here's the direct link to the video on YouTube. (Thanks, Carin!)

And closer to home: http://origin.insidebayarea.com/sanmateocountytimes/localnews/ci_9459709

3 comments:

  1. Yes! Yes! YES!!!!!

    And for other blind folks who may have trouble retrieving the video link from the first place, here it is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l2rQ7krUcs

    I don't know why, but on some sites, the youtube frame-thingamabob is completely invisible to JAWS, or at leat my JAWS. I wish I had a little more brain power, because then I could help solve the problem. But until then, I have to dig the video ID out of the source code and then pump that through YouTube's search box. Bla. Why should anyone else do that? If anyone does know the magic solution to this problem, please, oh please, enlighten me!

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  2. Glad to be of help. But I was half hoping someone could point me to a solution, smiles. Oh well. Glad more people can enjoy the vroomy video without digging through code and such.

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  3. Also check out:
    http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2009-11-24-gm-volt-electric-cars_N.htm

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