European Union wants car makers to reduce noise levels - photos

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This is just plain silly. This is one step closer to a society with zero excitement and brings up the eternal question of what is the meaning of life? Next will be self driving cars being required for any town driving, then highways etc (think iRobot the movie).
Dec 24, 2012 6:36 am
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its not exciting for the others your noise..
Dec 24, 2012 7:57 am
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Really...? I find the most noise comes from weekend Harley Davidson riders. But fortunately Europe does not have many of those.
Dec 23, 2012 8:55 am
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imagine the night quietness all the day..
Dec 23, 2012 5:18 am
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they should shut their faces. that's where most of the noise pollution is coming from
Dec 22, 2012 8:10 pm
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People who come out with this kind of crap simply have no soul.
Dec 22, 2012 7:21 pm
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green activists are really enemy of all people. Radical idiots or green religion believers hate human kind.
Dec 22, 2012 1:22 pm
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Oh Dear. Shhhhh! Let´s be broke but in silence.
Dec 22, 2012 11:23 am
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Next they will demand zero energy consumption cars. Europeans are way to liberal, cars are very quiet today as is.
Dec 22, 2012 3:54 am
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isn't a normal petrol car quit enough for these guys,,y do they want make life even more boring
Dec 22, 2012 12:36 am
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Aston, Ferrari, Lambo, AMG, Pagani, Mclaren and Koenigsegg are propably rolling around the floor laughing.
Dec 21, 2012 8:07 pm
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You have forgotten about the most important one: M Power
Dec 22, 2012 7:51 pm
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Yes, the car maker that makes an awful mutted sound from likes the M5/M6 and it makes a farting sound when it change gear, the should have called themselves 'The Ultimate Farting Machine'
Dec 24, 2012 6:33 pm
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Joao Oliveira
It WAS one of the most important, now makes the most booring and uninteresting sports cars ever...
Dec 25, 2012 1:30 pm
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the crisis doesnt exists like the money(or god). probably the noise will come from the speakers..and tires.:) hope in 7 years to have a majority of electric cars.
Dec 21, 2012 7:32 pm
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most noise comes from tyres not engine.
Dec 21, 2012 6:42 pm
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Joao Oliveira
Tires and car going throught air
Dec 21, 2012 10:02 pm
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and that. So engines isn't the problem, air is :D
Dec 22, 2012 4:33 am
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maybe now they also want to regulate how the air flows!
Dec 22, 2012 8:49 pm
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Seriously? The EU is an economic crisis, many of the countries cannot repay their debts. They had to implement security measures on Greece, forcing the greek citizens to through periods of Austerity. And they want to waste money on bull**** like this which no-one really cares about? And how the **** will reducing the noise output a vehicle makes have ANY impact whatsoever on the environment? I invite anyone in the audience to give me ONE good way it helps the environment. This is why I dislike the European Union, and this is why I'm proud to call myself (in anything automotive) a Conservative. I think the people who are proposing this just want to destroy the Automotive world stone by stone.
Dec 21, 2012 4:21 pm
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we are talking about the "greens" here, they always have ridiculous demands, but that doesn't mean they get implemented.
Dec 21, 2012 9:06 pm
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stupid as always,not big deal as europe will be soon bankrupt and gcc countries will buy it as they started and will change all rules
Dec 21, 2012 3:55 pm
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Hardly any v12s, less N/A engines, start stop, congestion charges, emission taxes, hybrids, electric cars, etc.... and now the music of a car's soul. Perhaps the world should have ended today.
Dec 21, 2012 2:47 pm
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Good idea! Stop selling diesel cars... cities will get much more quiet.
Dec 21, 2012 2:29 pm
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that's a stupid comment. even petrol cars with sports exhausts are much louder than diesel engines.
Dec 22, 2012 8:07 pm
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Just come to Paris, diesel just make the city noisy and stinky... Even NYC is better with far more traffic. Sport exhausts are not street legal over here...
Jan 15, 2013 5:39 pm
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that's all the old stuff. the new diesels are cleaner than petrols and much more refined. sports exhausts not legal? that's a shame
Jan 16, 2013 5:42 am
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Once again, green activists that probably have never done anything in life want to implement rules at the worst time possible. It is time to do not put more pressure on the industry that is already in bad shape.
Dec 21, 2012 2:07 pm
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"Noise"...you mean Music?
Dec 21, 2012 2:01 pm
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