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The Electric Vehicle Warning Sound series (Japanese: 車両接近通報装置シリーズ, Sharyou Sekkin Tsuuhou Souchi Series) refers to a series of modified versions of an official trailer video of a Toyota Prius demonstrating its warning sound system that mostly alerts pedestrians.
It became a fad on Nico Nico Douga (NND) in the middle of 2010 partly due to its awfully convenient editing style, just swapping warning sounds with other kinds of sounds from vehicle motors to background music, voice samples and sound effects from various media sources.
As part of efforts aimed at social car safe and secure, in line with the guidelines that the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has prescribed concerning quietness such as hybrid vehicles, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), at the store on the third-generation Prius that can be mounted approach "vehicle released from August 30th Toyota vehicle dealers throughout the country, through the shop Kyohan Toyota Parts, the "alerting device.
The official trailer video for the alerting device was announced on TMC’s website on August 24th, 2010.
Meanwhile, the trigger of this fad on NND was “Prius Electric Warning Sound by Keikyu 2100” (プリウス接近音を京急2100形にしてみた) posted on August 28th, 2010. Keikyu 2100 is a series of trains very famous for its impressive motor sound among hardcore train fans. Its VVVF (Variable Voltage Variable Frequency) inverter produced by Siemens is given a nickname “Singing Train” or “Do-Re-Mi-Fa Inverter”.
Since this video was spread at first among train fans on NND, many of subsequent videos in early days were made by featuring driving sounds of other trains.
As of September 2012, the amount of videos related to this series on NND is more than 500.
For more videos, check out the videos section in this entry.
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