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      05-20-2019, 01:48 PM   #1
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BMW Plug-In Hybrids Will Soon Emit Sounds For Pedestrian Protection

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BMW Plug-In Hybrids Will Soon Emit Acoustic Sounds to Protect Pedestrians
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From summer 2019, all plug-in hybrid models will be equipped with acoustic protection for pedestrians as standard. When driving on electric power, an unmistakable sound specially created for electrified BMW models is generated using a system of speakers. The sound produced at low speeds has been designed to announce the carís presence acoustically without affecting acoustic comfort for its occupants.

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      05-20-2019, 01:52 PM   #2
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This is a good idea. I almost got taken out by a moderately speeding Model 3 in the parking garage this morning. Doesn’t happen with ICE cars because i can hear them around the corner.

I wonder if we can code in the sound of our choice? I’m thinking i would want mine to sound like an old Wehrmacht Tiger tank...
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Is it just the fake sound from an M car interior piped to the outside?
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Is it just the fake sound from an M car interior piped to the outside?



Well if it is, we know that BMW are experts at it!
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      05-20-2019, 02:45 PM   #5
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are the sounds OUTSIDE the cabin the same as the ones INSIDE ?

inquiring minds want to know!

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Is it just the fake sound from an M car interior piped to the outside?
dang you beat me to the punchline.. lol.

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Well if it is, we know that BMW are experts at it!
true story!
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      05-20-2019, 02:49 PM   #6
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There's a similar feature for external active sound on the BMW i8 to help give the impression of a 6-cylinder exhaust note.

I wonder if this implementation will be similar to the muffler speakers on the i8.
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I wonder if we can code in the sound of our choice? Iím thinking i would want mine to sound like an old Wehrmacht Tiger tank...
If this is possible , i would program "We Are the Champions" to play as i approach
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Can we make it sound like supercharged V10
Want that whistle to make a noise. Lol
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There goes all the hope for those wanting to sneak outta the house at night.
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The fiskers do this and I kind of love it. Don't know what kind of sound the bmws will make but the sound of the fisker sounds like it's straight out of tron.
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It's going to be a law soon enough for good reason.

Good on you BMW.
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There goes all the hope for those wanting to sneak outta the house at night.


Works the same as before.

Put the car in neutral and coast it out of the driveway.
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Can we pick the noise? I want my car to just play shitty recorder music when I'm going low speeds.
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This is a good idea. I almost got taken out by a moderately speeding Model 3 in the parking garage this morning. Doesn't happen with ICE cars because i can hear them around the corner.

I wonder if we can code in the sound of our choice? I'm thinking i would want mine to sound like an old Wehrmacht Tiger tank...
Lol, hopefully if bmw uses the same software on all models some computer guy will figure it out and sell access
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Don't current bmws already emit fake engine sounds?
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I wonder if we can code in the sound of our choice? I'm thinking i would want mine to sound like an old Wehrmacht Tiger tank...
If this is possible , i would program "We Are the Champions" to play as i approach
Yea, I want the theme song from "Jaws" playing while I'm crushing the boulevard..

Come on Bimmercode
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I wonder if we can code in the sound of our choice? I'm thinking i would want mine to sound like an old Wehrmacht Tiger tank...
If this is possible , i would program "We Are the Champions" to play as i approach
Yea, I want the theme song from "Jaws" playing while I'm crushing the boulevard..

Come on Bimmercode
Is there a sound file? Cannot imagine how this should sound...
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I wonder if we can code in the sound of our choice? I'm thinking i would want mine to sound like an old Wehrmacht Tiger tank...
If this is possible , i would program "We Are the Champions" to play as i approach
Yea, I want the theme song from "Jaws" playing while I'm crushing the boulevard..

Come on Bimmercode
Is there a sound file? Cannot imagine how this should sound...
You can't just code in a different sound not already catalogued, it would require some modification of the software.

I was being facetious.
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This isn't new to the auto industry

https://electrek.co/2019/01/10/tesla...noise-machine/
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It's going to be a law soon enough for good reason.

Good on you BMW.
This is the trend which eventually be a standard feature with regulatory guidelines such as decibel level.
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