Twitter adds new mute feature, US demands cars not be silent, and how to identify good Internet news sources. Patrick Beja and Tom Merritt discuss those stories and more.
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One thought on “DTNS 2903 – Only YOU Can Prevent Fake News!”
Yesterday’s show didn’t touch on an important reason that quiet cars should make noise. Pedestrians who are blind or visually impaired use vehicle sound as a reference when approaching or crossing the street. Allowing drivers to choose from an infinite variety of “ringtones” would be incredibly confusing, not only because each car would sound different, but because the volume and pitch of each vehicle would cease to be a useful indicator of distance and direction. I wouldn’t insist that all cars use an identical sound, but there should either be a limited set of choices, or some means of establishing best practices for car makers.