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Elvin the Electric Vehicle

Electric cars are inherently quiet at low speeds. Their wide introduction could provide great potential benefit through reducing the levels of disturbance from traffic noise. However sound also acts as a warning to other road users. It signifies the presence of a vehicle, its speed, direction and acceleration. Losing sound has therefore been identified as a safety risk.

Research is necessary to learn how to design appropriate sounds that give sufficient warning, whilst having minimal negative impact on the environment. Furthermore, manufacturers are aware that sound reflects on the perception of their brand, so this needs to be considered too.

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