How often do you consider the factor of sound when choosing a new vehicle? Circle Audi is guessing that most of the time you don't consider it at all. That's because most of us aren't consciously aware of the role that vehicle noise plays throughout our daily driving.
When you truly think about it, however, sound is vital. Not only does a vehicle's audible output serve as a sign of engine health, but it helps pedestrians become aware when an automobile is approaching. Of course, there are some vehicles so smooth that they barely make a murmur. One of those happens to be the Audi e-tron high-performance car.
Because the e-tron grabs its power from a virtually silent electric motor, Audi engineers were worried that the model would not be detected by pedestrians strolling the streets in urban settings. In order to make the e-tron more audibly recognizable, the automaker called on the help of vehicle sound expert Rudolf Halbmeir. Using computers and mixing software, Halbmeir and his team have developed a completely unique and pleasant signature sound for the innovative Audi electric.
Speaking in regards to the creative process, Halbmeir says, "There aren't many differences between music and a vehicle's sound. I trust my instincts and have to try out new ideas to determine where they will take me."1
Naturally, all sound experts involved in the project are also true Audi enthusiasts which means they have a working knowledge of new Audi vehicles inside and out. How does the Audi e-tron play its signature sound? Engineers have fixed sturdy speakers to the vehicle's undercarriage in order to achieve the best acoustics possible.
To learn more about vehicle sounds or anything related to the Audi brand, Circle Audi invites you to stop by 1919 North Lakewood Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90815 at any point in time. Also, don't forget to contact us online if you'd prefer to set up an appointment in advance.
Source: 1 http://www.audiusanews.com/newsrelease.do;jsessionid=051A72655E57C8A64426DC0FAB4D6997?&id=2848&allImage=1&teaser=acoustic-innovation-e-sound-audi&mid=1