The wind tunnel near the old Airport is being operated quite frequently and the sound — like that of a jet engine — is deafening; and we are more than a mile away from it.
I can understand (but don’t think it is necessary) why manufacturers provide audio feedback when you unlock your car. But I cannot understand why you need audio confirmation when you lock your car? After all, you just exited the vehicle and can see the visual feedback.
Traffic jams are bad in both San Jose and Bangalore (or any major city in India). The difference is that in San Jose it is not accompanied with noise pollution.
The way the system works in India, honking is a necessary evil. You have the most absent-minded, trustworthy and fatalistic pedestrians here