Business news outlet RTL-Z interviewed me about the new requirements for electric vehicles to produce sound.
From 2021, electric vehicles are required to produce sound. I worked on defining such sounds, their requirements and the technology to integrate such sounds in cars. Therefore, dutch news channel RTL-Z interviewed me as automotive sound design expert:
Read the full article here:
RTL Z: Nieuwe elektrische auto’s moeten voortaan geluid maken, maar welk geluid?
New models of electric cars coming on the market from July 2019 are legally required to produce sound. Because electric cars are deemed too quiet when driving at low speeds, additional sound must be added to make them safer.
Former BMW sound designer Emar Vegt: “this is a great opportunity to make the world quieter while also keeping it safe”. So how does that sound?
— first paragraph of the article paraphrased in English
The video was aired on Dutch national TV as an item in RTL Nieuws on July 2nd, 2019.
See more of my automotive sound design work for quiet cars and AVAS systems here: BMW Group Sound Design: Electric Vehicle Sound