Saturday, September 19, 2009

Nissan Adds Bladerunner Sound To Hybrids

Nissan hybrids and electric cars are so quiet that some are worried they're unsafe for blind pedestrians or others who can't hear the vehicle approaching. The solution, as always, is to consult Bladerunner.

“We decided that if we’re going to do this, if we have to make sound, then we’re going to make it beautiful and futuristic,” Tabata said.

The company consulted Japanese composers of film scores. What Tabata and his six-member team came up with is a high- pitched sound reminiscent of the flying cars in “Blade Runner,” the 1982 film directed by Ridley Scott portraying his dystopian vision of 2019.

“We wanted something a bit different, something closer to the world of art,” Tabata said.

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