yes i kind of agree, i mean bicycles do 20kmh easily, tho on a quiet surface it is eerie how quiet EV's can be. I think they are quieter than ICE's, in car parks and places like thatAndres125sx wrote: ↑Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:20 pmThat debate about artificial sound for EVs is completely absurd IMO. Any modern petrol car, when moving at those speeds (20kmh or below) makes virtually no noise at all. Modern petrol cars can´t be heared when at idle. When into the city with noise all around you can´t hear it even when moving much faster so, are they adding artificial sound to ICEs too?
People must get used to look around, with EVs but also with petrol cars, and now with electric bikes, electric skates... are we adding artificial sound to all of them? Great, then cities will become an even noiser surrounding with EVs because people can´t look around to avoid being run over
I thought it was quite fun and cool how they're putting that thought into it, and they only have to be 40dB at 2m that's not loud, especially when they do this:
BMW is taking a slightly different approach. Vitale has been working with Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer to develop a sound for its EVs. “We want to go for something unexpected,” said Zimmer. “Technical is not our approach now; we want new possibilities. We use relationships that can be related to chords, but it’s not musical.”
The duo produced a trial noise for BMW that Vitale described as “very musical, and triggered by the driver, who is a performer”. “The driver expresses himself,” he said.