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Sound Design for Acoustic Vehicle Alerting Systems

Electric vehicles are very quiet when driven at low speeds. Consequently the EU Parliament has decided that starting in 2019 all new electric vehicles will be equipped with an acoustic vehicle alerting system (AVAS).

The project Sound Design for Acoustic Vehicle Alerting Systems (SAVAS), led by RISE Interactive (formerly called Interactive Institute), examined how this impending legislation may affect people’s attitudes toward electric vehicles. Is there a risk that the new systems will become a barrier for a broad-scale introduction of electric vehicles? If so, what should be done to minimize negative effects and enhance people’s experience of electric vehicles?

In the project, a number of sound concepts was be designed that follow the forthcoming requirements. These concepts will be evaluated in laboratory facilities at Scania CV and some concepts will also be assessed in actual traffic. Based on the results recommendations will be presented for sound design and interventions.

The project was to a large extent funded by the Swedish energy agency (Energimyndigheten) and the collaboration partners are: Boverket, Transportstyrelsen, Scania CV, Volvo Cars Corporation, Volvo Buses, NEVS, Luleå University of Technology, Elektronmusikstudion EMS, and Pite Energi. 


Summary

Project name

SAVAS

Status

Completed

RISE role in project

Projektledare

Project start

Duration

2019-07-11

Partner

Boverket, Transportstyrelsen, Scania CV, Volvo Cars Corporation, Volvo Buses, NEVS, Luleå University of Technology, Elektromusikstudio EMS, Pite Energi

Funders

Swedish energy agency

Project website

Project members

Anna Sirkka

Contact person

Anna Sirkka

Studio Director and senior project manager

+46730313215
anna.sirkka@ri.se

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