Rivian Amazon electric vans were taught to make noise, but not everyone liked it

Rivian Amazon electric vans were taught to make noise, but not everyone liked it

January 18, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

For safety reasons, a new requirement was introduced for electric cars not so long ago: they must make noise when driving so that pedestrians can know in advance about their approach. Like a car with traditional motors.

Automakers have had to adjust to new regulations and voice their battery-powered cars. Amazon’s new Rivian electric vans have finally made it to road tests and of course they meet safety requirements. True, not everyone liked it: many would call their sound annoying.

According to one eyewitness to the test, the sound emitted by the electric van was similar in intensity to a loud V6 – it could be heard from home.

The van was tested by a Rivian engineer and an Amazon manager. According to the participants in the experiment, the Rivian electric car turned out to be much more convenient than the same Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, which Amazon now uses, in terms of embarkation and disembarkation. According to Drive Tesla Canada, the new delivery van is front-wheel drive and has enough range to cover a standard delivery route.

As for the “voice acting”, then there should be no complaints about the electric car.

He fulfills the demand and warns others about his presence, albeit not as melodic as some would like. It is possible that the developers will listen to the public opinion and improve the soundtrack.

Earlier we talked about the RVian tuning project, which resulted in a redesigned Rivian electric van. Unlike the classic version, the tuned car has increased in size and become more comfortable.