German car manufacturer creates fake noises for its electric vehicles to make them safer for cyclists and pedestrians.

Audi has created a series of e-tron concepts that are electric or hybrid cars. The electric cars run seamlessly and are virtually quiet. Without emitting any engine sounds, this also poses as a danger for pedestrians and cyclists who won’t be able to hear the car approaching. Audi is tackling this problem by collaborating with a sound engineer to compose a signature ‘e-sound’ to use in its electric e-tron models.

The electric vehicle would be able to generate the sound almost instantly and the type and pitch of the e-sound will be determined based on data including the motor’s rotational speed, vehicle speed, loads, and other factors.

This content is available for Basic Members.
Already a member, log in