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Hella Has Developed “Artificial Driving Noise” For Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles in India (EV) is all the rage nowadays. With the recent launch of the all-new Hyundai Kona EV, the electric vehicle market is stirring up. One big thing that differentiates an Electric Motor from an ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) is the noise…which isn’t there.

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As there are less moving parts in an EV, electric cars are dead silent when in motion. This can be an eerie feeling for first-time electric car drivers and can be a potential threat for pedestrians on the road.

  • HELLA has developed an artificial driving noise for electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles to protect road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and visually impaired people.
  • In fact, since July 1st 2019, the European Union has introduced a law which requires electric car manufacturers to fit their vehicles with systems that emit an artificial or fake engine noise when the car is moving at a slow speed. This system is known as Acoustic Vehicle Alert System or AVAS.
  • Catching up with this, Germany based automotive parts supplier; Hella has developed an acoustic warning system for electric vehicles in India.
  • In an official release by Hella, they said “The AVAS system gives EVs with noiseless engines a sound similar to a conventional internal combustion engine. This enables the road users to better hear approaching vehicles and therefore warns them of their presence.”
  • This new AVAS will be showcased at the Busworld in Brussels between 18th October and 23rd October this year.
  • The Hella AVAS system simulates an artificial noise of at least 56 decibels. This noise increases in intensity when the speed increases above 20 km/h. Moreover, the simulated engine sound is quietened as the sound of the tyres rolling on the road gets loud enough.
Akshat Ajeya
Akshat Ajeya
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