‘Low-Annoyance’ Car Horns For New York’s Taxis

‘Low-Annoyance’ Car Horns For New York’s Taxis
Design

The city's new taxi, the Nissan NV200 will feature a gentler horn to reduce the annoying sound of loud honks.

Emma Hutchings
  • 13 may 2011

New York’s new taxi, the high-tech Nissan NV200, featuring transparent roof panels and charging facilities for passengers’ phones, tablets and laptops, will also be fitted with a new “low-annoyance” horn. Hoping to reduce the amount of complaints received about the ear-splitting honks from taxis, Nissan is currently developing a quieter, less grating noise but hasn’t revealed full details about what it will actually sound like yet.

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