Surround Sound

This article discusses how the age of electric vehicles (EVs) needs a new approach to sound. The concern for electric vehicle developers is twofold: (1) how to eliminate the intruding sounds into an EV cabin that would otherwise be masked by the rumble of a motor; and (2) are car buyers happy with the silent setup of an EV and what impacts might this have on road safety. A new project called Sonic Movement (SM) has been established to look at and deal with electric vehicle noise -- or the lack thereof. The project consists of sound engineers, car designers, an artist and a musician who believe that the large advances in powertrain technology are great. However, the sonic landscape is confusing and disordered and there is a need for a new soundtrack to bring in this new era of sustainable transportation.

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  • Accession Number: 01536275
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2014 12:24PM