Is Tron the sound of the future?

Tim LeRoy
on 20 April 2017

“Recreating and adding a combustion engine sound to electric vehicles is like adding a horse neigh to the first cars ever made.”

With a lack of engine sound, pedestrians are having an increasingly difficult time knowing when electric vehicles are near. Audi took more than three years to find a ‘great sound’ for their flagship R8 e-Tron, and surprise, surprise the results were very Tron.

This in-depth report by Design studio UsTwo details how to reimagine how electric cars could, and maybe should, sound. Particularly interesting are the soundcloud clips they came up with near the end of the article.


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