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Have you guys been able to hear this on your I-Pace when the speed is less than 20 km/hr (12.42 mi/hr)? I had all my windows open and haven't been able to hear it. Was this enabled in US cars?
 

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Yes, I've heard it clearly with windows open. Didn't notice it with them closed.
1. Would be nice to know were you are from?
2. I have not heard it in my location here in US.

I saw something once that a noise when moving forward direction was
too distracting to bystanders.:surprise:

Instead of it being a warning tone, it attracted more attention.
 

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1. Would be nice to know were you are from?
2. I have not heard it in my location here in US.

I saw something once that a noise when moving forward direction was
too distracting to bystanders.:surprise:

Instead of it being a warning tone, it attracted more attention.
Every time I put it in reverse people look at me. I can hear that tone. But I have never heard the slow forward AVAS.
 

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Maybe I just heard it going backwards and not forwards. My mistake? Waaarb... waaarb... waaarb...
Can the warning tone be turned off when you are backing out of your driveway at 4am so as not to disturb your insomniac neighbor whose bedroom is directly across the street? The Leaf has a toggle switch that allows you to do so.
 

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It should always be active when going super slow as the tone is specifically to alert blind people that you're coming their way; it's a safety feature since there's virtually little to no noise otherwise. But, it doesn't sound when you're going faster, which poses the question...how are blind people alerted you're approaching in the I-Pace when you're going fast? UGH!
 

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It should always be active when going super slow as the tone is specifically to alert blind people that you're coming their way; it's a safety feature since there's virtually little to no noise otherwise. But, it doesn't sound when you're going faster, which poses the question...how are blind people alerted you're approaching in the I-Pace when you're going fast? UGH!
At faster speeds tire noise becomes apparent so there's no need for AVAS. But I still haven't been able to hear this supposed sound while I creep at around 10 MPH with all the windows down. Maybe it's disabled in US I-Pace cars?
 

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At faster speeds tire noise becomes apparent so there's no need for AVAS. But I still haven't been able to hear this supposed sound while I creep at around 10 MPH with all the windows down. Maybe it's disabled in US I-Pace cars?
Not disabled; I'm in FL and I hear it. It could require a software update though but I don't think it can be disabled.
 

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It is easy to hear from outside—you might not know what to listen for. Have someone put it in gear and move forward a little—it sounds like a low electronic organ sort of sound. Sort of a multi toned harmony—just what you would expect an alien space ship to make. :)
 

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I most definitely hear the AVAS... low hum like a church organ. VERY useful when cruising through parking lots with people around, let alone the visually impaired. Backing up you get the intermittent 'beep, beep, beep'. Two different sounds with different functions. I agree with wanting the ability to turn off backup beeps at times when a nuisance (backing out of garage at 5am). AVAS is humming away while backing up also, but that is a federally mandated safety feature so 'opting out' (even temporarily) might not be an option the manufacturer can offer.

Here is a 2 min video on the topic where you can hear the AVAS and distinguish from the backup beeps.
 
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