Audi has employed acoustic engineers to develop ‘new sound signatures’ for its future e-tron models. The project comes in response to fears that the almost silent operation of electric vehicles (EV) presents a hazard for pedestrians. The development of synthetic sounds for EVs is nothing new, with Nissan’s Leaf and Volkwagen’s Golf Blue-e-Motion electric models emitting synthetic noises to warn pedestrians.
Although the relative silence of electric vehicles would make them the number one choice of TV gangsters for drive-by shootings, the rest of the world will almost certainly be less than enamored with the difficulty involved in heari... Read Post
Due to the almost silent operation of hybrid and electric vehicles at slower speed when running on electric power, blind and partially sighted pedestrians may be put at risk as they cannot hear the vehicles as they approach, making ... Read Post