Can a Honda NSX engine noise put a baby to sleep?
If you are a parent who struggles to put your baby to sleep at night or it just won't stop screaming then your answer may just be a Honda NSX. The Japanese car company Honda recently did an experiment where they released a video proving that its engines put restless babies to sleep.
Honda had engine recordings from 37 vehicles, including a 1965 T360 pickup, a S200 roadster, and the new 2019 Acura/Honda NSX, which were put inside into a stuffed Honda S600 coupe toy with a small Bluetooth speaker.
This device is appropriately named the Sound Sitter and parents can operate it using remote controls. Throughout the experiment, a total of 12 babies were monitored when they were restless for two minutes while the Sound Sitter revved when next to them. Honda claims that 11 out of the 12 babies used became calm with thanks to the Sound Sitter. But what is it about the twin turbo 3.5L V6 NSX engine noise?
Well apparently, Honda believes it’s because this particular engine noise best replicates the hums a baby hears when inside its mother’s womb. Obviously, none of this is scientifically proven but it sounds pretty cool nonetheless. Infact, I want one of these for me, where do I sign up?