2012 Prius Vehicle Proximity Notification System (VPNS) - Video

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  1. F8L

    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

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    Because there were questions as to how audible the system is from inside the car I created a short little video that demonstrates the sound from outside the car, inside the car with windows down and inside the car with windows up.

    I chose the quietest possible location to record at... My garage. :)

    2012 Prius Vehicle Proximity Notification System - YouTube

    Bah! It won't embed the video.

     
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    The window blocks out the artificial sound.
     
  3. F8L

    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

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    And that is in a quiet garage. :) In normal driving situations you would never hear it with the window up and you can barely hear it with the window down if you are in a quiet area at night.
     
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    I only hear it in my garage or in drive-thru lanes, when the building is next to me reflecting back the sound.
     
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    I removed mine last weekend. I removed the driver side front wheel and inside wheel well cover to expose mine. Took about 40 minutes.
     
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    So that's what that sound is...lol...I've had mine for less that a week and my wife said it sounded like a space ship when we were pulling into the garage with the windows up.
     
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    My wife drove our rental Prius by me in a parking lot and I could not hear the space ship speaker one bit. She was in EV mode too. I can hear it going under bridges in town but that is it. Waste of parts having it on the car.

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