Former Nasa engineer Mark Rober creates friendly car horn

A conventional car horn was too one dimensional for the Nasa engineer who shows how to DIY a nicer-sounding honk in his ...
YOU TUBE/MARK ROBER

A conventional car horn was too one dimensional for the Nasa engineer who shows how to DIY a nicer-sounding honk in his You Tube video

Driving can be stressful and it's not helped when you're getting beeped at for something small, like not going when the light changes to green. But now there's a solution.

A former Nasa engineer and YouTube ​creator Mark Rober has come up with a DIY fix to avoid an angry blast from our our fellow drivers. He has created a friendly-sounding car horn.

In an effort to provide more methods of communication, Rober has hacked the horn on his VW Jetta by installing three extra honks.

Mark Rober You Tube channel focuses on creativity, science and design. He has nearly two million subscribers.
YOU TUBE/ MARK ROBER

Mark Rober You Tube channel focuses on creativity, science and design. He has nearly two million subscribers.

In his video Rober explains the most used of which is "two super quick chirps of the horn" to get the point across on the road or to pedestrians without seeming aggressive.

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Rober says his hacked honk is not only friendly-sounding, but it's not as loud as a normal car horn.

The three horn lights even light up at night,
YOU TUBE/MARK ROBER

The three horn lights even light up at night,

It is all part of the YouTuber's stated aim of making our roads more pleasant by increasing the vocabulary of the standard car horn. 

 

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