Toyota Rav4 Hybrid Pedestrian Automatic Warning system noise

OishiiJPN

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Manufacturers must install an AVAS (Acoustic Vehicle Alerting Systems) system in four-wheeled electric and hybrid electric vehicles that are approved from July 1, 2019, and to all new quiet electric and hybrid vehicles registered from July 2021. The vehicle must make a continuous noise level of at least 56 dBA (within 2 meters) if the car is going 20 km/h (12 mph) or slower, and a maximum of 75 dBA.

This is what the 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid sounds like when going forward and in Reverse. Notice that it is louder when backing...

 
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ToyotaFan2020

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Does Toyota realize how annoying this sound is? It sounds like a spirit that is unhappy! It's so loud I'm afraid to drive our brand new hybrid early in the morning or late at night in fear that I will upset my neighbors. Toyota at least could have made it sound like a normal engine instead of the noise it makes now.
 
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