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    Volkswagen ID Series To Get Unique Driving Sounds

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    One of the safety issues surrounding electric vehicles is that they are nearly silent at low speeds with only limited tire noise emanating from them. This is a hazardous situation for pedestrians who may not hear an EV creeping up being them.  

    Volkswagen is working on a solution to the issue by hiring composer and music producer Leslie Mandoki to produce a sound for the upcoming ID series of cars to make when operating at low speeds.  One advantage of this is that brands, including Volkswagen, can craft their own voice for their cars to have. The Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System operates both inside and outside of the car and fades away when the car reaches cruising speeds where wind and road noise are sufficient. 

    “An electric vehicle’s sound defines its identity. The sound should be confident and likable. It may well sound futuristic and must also impress with its unique character”, Dr. Frank Welsch explains as the Chief Development Officer of Volkswagen Passenger Cars.

    To hear the sound of the upcoming Volkswagen ID series, click below.


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    5 hours ago, dfelt said:

    I am fine with natural human population control for the Electric sounding auto's of natural ev emission.

    Even if it were your old lady or your kid?  Pishposh.

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    I remember putting playing cards onto the front forks of my bicycle to hit the spokes just to make some noise.  Looks like someone will have to invent something similar for EVs.


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    On 12/13/2019 at 4:10 PM, ocnblu said:

    Even if it were your old lady or your kid?  Pishposh.

    Yes, I am very much an Evolutionist, if wife, kids, parents, etc. did not pay attention to their job of walking and watching out, they get what they get.

    SAD YES!, Government is NOT supposed to protect you from Stupidity!

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    8 hours ago, dfelt said:

    Yes, I am very much an Evolutionist, if wife, kids, parents, etc. did not pay attention to their job of walking and watching out, they get what they get.

    SAD YES!, Government is NOT supposed to protect you from Stupidity!

    You just chose EV over your wife and children.  Interesting insight.  Stunned.

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    14 hours ago, ocnblu said:

    You just chose EV over your wife and children.  Interesting insight.  Stunned.

    Nope, never said that. It is their responsibility to stay alert and be aware of their surroundings. Yes I would do everything possible to protect them, but that does not have anything to do with having an EV be quiet.

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