Don’t even beep at me

Warning chimes are all over modern motor vehicles, and most of them sound like random vibrations of the SID chip in the old Commodore 64. So I’m inclined to applaud the arrival of something new:

And no, they’re not kidding:

Let’s say you’ve left your fuel door open like an idiot, or maybe attempted to drive off with the parking brake engaged. Instantly, the Aviator springs into action, booting up a live recording of a warning chime recorded by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. In all, Lincoln commissioned six different non-critical warning chimes from the orchestra, covering 25 vehicle functions.

About the 900th iteration, you might get sick of this symphonic stuff, to which I say: “Buckle your damn seat belt already.”


  1. Brett »

    6 November 2018 · 4:54 pm

    Eddie Murphy had some good ideas about neighborhood-specific car alarm noises.

  2. fillyjonk »

    6 November 2018 · 4:54 pm

    And going in the other direction, computer warnings can be translated into music , even waltzes (Skip ahead to about 1:30 if his exposition is too tiresome)

  3. fillyjonk »

    6 November 2018 · 4:57 pm

    And then there’s this violinist, who demonstrates a level of aplomb I don’t think I’d ever have. (I am too close to being ADD to be able to screen out those kind of random noises)

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