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Future Sound of Autobahn
Old 26th June 2019
Future Sound of Autobahn

Hans Zimmer discussing the future sound of electric vehicles with Supercar Blondie:
Hans is on around 9:00 but the BMW concept car is interesting too.

Maybe the sample pack market is about to expand...
Old 3rd March 2020
In January the DLD 2020 Conference Munich discussed: “Sound in the digital age: from the opera of the future to car design”
Sound is constantly surrounding us and crucial to our understanding of the world – from noise through music to sounds from machines and devices. How will sound play a role in designing electrified vehicles for the future? By what is sound design for machines inspired and in this context, what role does canonized classical music and opera play in today’s technological society? Why is it important to hold on to this art form and reach out to new audiences in a world defined by algorithms?
Source: exploring the future: mobility and sound in the digital age

BMW sound designer, musician and composer Renzo Vitale says:
Sound Design gives us fully new opportunities to evoke positive emotions in our vehicles, which we also interpret as highly complex performative art installations. Under the brand name "BMW IconicSounds Electric" a visionary sound offer will be created for future electrified vehicles from BMW.
Renzo has collaborated with Hans Zimmer on the project and the BMW Concept i4 will be the first production car to feature this soundtrack technology.

I'll update with pics and sounds from the i4 when available.
Old 12th October 2020
App detects car problems by audio comparison.

"...Drivers may see their car issues diagnosed without any technical checks through a new app which can detect even the smallest irregularity. Designed by SKODA, the Sound Analyser app will highlight the smallest change to engine sounds before technicians can even take off the car's bonnet...

...Skoda’s app simply records noises made by the car when it is running and compares these to stored patterns.

The tool then uses a simple algorithm to determine what can be done to resolve the issue..."
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