Low Speed Sound

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Low Speed Sound

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Low Speed Sound

  • Low Speed Sound

  • Joshua Rosen

    Member
    December 11, 2021 at 7:46 am

    For the low speed sound I’d like them to use the day The Day The Earth Stood Still

    I can’t think of a more appropriate sound for this car.

  • Lou Verner

    Member
    December 11, 2021 at 10:03 am

    ????

    Herman was a genius- so many great film scores!

  • Lou Verner

    Member
    December 11, 2021 at 10:04 am

    Sorry, Siri auto corrected Herrmann’s name!

  • Joel Smith

    Member
    December 11, 2021 at 10:33 am

    I am still pulling for the sound of the air-cars from the Jetsons cartoon.

    I have long wondered what the actual source was for the foley for that.

    You could stay with the theme and, when something doesn’t work correctly or, god forbid, you get in an accident, hear Astro say, “Rah-roh”.

  • G Johns

    Member
    December 11, 2021 at 10:35 am

    Drum beat solo from In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida. Original extended version not the short commercial one.

  • Laura Batchelor

    Member
    December 12, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    Can we pick our own low speed sound?

    • Laura Batchelor

      Member
      December 12, 2021 at 7:04 pm

      I made a recording for my husband’s phone where I say “Pick up the phone. It’s your wife calling. Honey, pick up the phone. Pick up the phone. I love you. Pick up the phone, honey.” The dentist office was laughing a lot when it went off during his cleaning, but he hears it better than the ring tones. For the Aptera, I think I’d do something along the lines of “Coming through. Excuse me. Head’s up people. Coming through. Pay attention. Here I come. What are you looking at? Excuse me. Coming by…” because people hear voices better than car noises. On the other hand, I’d kind of like a really loud train whistle for a horn. Or a submarine dive alarm. Or a cruise ship horn. Maybe change them out depending on how I feel that day?

    • Joel Smith

      Member
      December 13, 2021 at 6:29 am

      I’m afraid that there are restrictive laws and regulations governing this so maybe not. On the other hand, since it is a software issue, there may be some wiggle room that might – just might allow some post delivery “hacking” where owner/operators can change the sound (at their own risk). That’s all largely beyond my ken, but we can dream and petition for it.

      • kerbe2705

        Member
        December 13, 2021 at 8:23 pm

        The only regulatory requirement in the US seems to be speed: Quiet vehicles must generate a continuous pedestrian-warning sound up to a speed of 30 kph (18.6 mph). The language doesn’t specify a decibel level – only that the sound be loud enough but not excessively loud.

  • Vernon Michael Gardner

    Member
    December 12, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    I am going to use Blue Oyster Cult’s Godzilla.

  • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

    Member
    December 12, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    i was thinking what a freepiston flat 12, 6 or 4 or would sound like… max fuel per combustion chamber all the time, only “RPM” sound changes, so its much more linear acorss pedal range. multiple moudles of 2 combustion chambers of combustion timing can make it sound more harmonious rather than the basic 2 stroke combustion pattern.

    if turbine finished the burn clearner burn and another way to generate eletricty, there would be that jet sound kind of like pressure building up in pipe of 2021 porsche gt3,which most people will not like it b/c its not 1:1 relationship with pedal range at least as expoential relationship if not linear, but it can be ok if quieted and kept more linear under pressure, and loudness is kept less than the piston sound.

    ford voodoo v8 , gma t50, carrera v10 , connnaught x20 ,lexus LFA or lc500

  • David Marlow

    Member
    December 13, 2021 at 2:42 am

    I don’t see why we couldn’t have a choice but mine would be the Jetsons vehicle sound, with the frequency adjusted to the speed just like on the show.

  • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

    Member
    December 13, 2021 at 6:59 am

    maybe aptera should review what sounds are allowed be played by software limits, for branding reasons.

  • Robert Klasson

    Member
    December 13, 2021 at 11:53 am

    Aptera probably wont be able to make the low speed sound completely customizeable since there are regulatory requirements that needs to be met. The requirement for low speed sound is there to make pedestrians aware that a vehicle is approaching after all. They should be able to make a selection of sounds to choose from though if there is enough demand for customization.

    • Riley ________________________________

      Member
      December 14, 2021 at 2:07 am

      Legally Aptera will be limited however an individual can customize the sound and even unplug the speaker to keep the car completely silent. There is only an issue if there is an accident that is directly the fault of the owner modifying the car. The tesla model 3 also has a speaker and has about a dozen built in soundtracks and the ability to upload your own personal audio.

      • Efrain Goody

        Member
        May 3, 2022 at 11:28 am

        I believe that I heard on TeslaTimeNews that custom low speed sounds is no longer legal in some places. I wish I could find a good source, but I can’t. If someone knows anything else about this, I’d be interested to hear it.

  • Paul Rowe

    Member
    December 13, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    Definitely thinking Ride of the Valkyries…

  • Thomas Bushaw

    Member
    December 13, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    My votes:

    (1) Keyboard solo (with drums at the end) from The Who’s Won’t Get Fooled Again (from ~6:34 to ~7:45)

    (2) Opening to Jethro Tull’s Locomotive Breath; the first 1 min 20 sec

    (3) Or for something a bit different: Adriano Celentano’s Prisencolinensinainciusol

  • Pistonboy Delux

    Member
    December 13, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    Too bad the Aptera cannot fly. I can just picture it landing at night to this music.

  • Llewellyn Evans

    Member
    December 14, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Factory sound effects from Charlie and the Chocolate factory.

  • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

    Member
    December 14, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    software option for those buying aptera but dont care or know about value of effiency(i bet thats at least half of buyers especially large battery ones b/c of how it looks and the 0-60 time) :

    is the pedal range and sound linear relationship, or is sound a function of cars speed? a balance of both is ideal with torque being the louder noise to have more repsonse per driver input. the brakes noise and and environmental/wind noise is nice to be able to hear to a extent, ideally enviromental/wind noise is controllable so you could hear the birds etc but if u want u can slide the sound deadening materials into place with a wind up device to block out noise if u didnt sleep enough and are stressed etc, like true connection to driving environment (sight seeing driving) or silence as wanted.

    • Laura Batchelor

      Member
      December 14, 2021 at 3:22 pm

      software option for those buying aptera but dont care or know about value of effiency(i bet thats at least half of buyers especially large battery ones b/c of how it looks and the 0-60 time) :

      FWIW, I’m buying the large battery pack because we have a minimum of one monthly 200+ mile round trip to the doctor, and often two or more. Most of our other trips are -20 miles, so I’m hoping that getting the larger battery will enable me to have enough range/charging time to be off grid forever, reducing that aspect of my life to a zero carbon footprint. If I could do that with a smaller battery pack, I most certainly would.

      If it comes down to one sound installed by Aptera, I’m voting for the Jetsons sound too.

  • Curtis Cibinel

    Member
    December 14, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    I know many EV purists will disagree but I like the idea of simulating the sound of a Harley or muscle car. Especially with 3.5 second acceleration it just seems like it would be fun off the line to get some retro throwback. The entire idea is to make noise and I really don’t think anyone has ever considered oldschool ICE muscle vehicles as quiet.

    PS: Apparently the Dodgy Hellcat is being replaced with an EV since they have reached the practical limits of ICE performance.

  • Pistonboy Delux

    Member
    December 14, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    My friend believes electric vehicles would be boring because they make no sound.

    • GLENN ZAJIC

      Member
      December 14, 2021 at 10:37 pm

      I was thinking a little about that. For my own car no ice sounds might be ok. But for the future movie chase scenes it might suck. Guess they will just turn up the theater music even more!

      I believe a few choices should be offered for low speed sounds. I don’t really want it to attract even more attention, just do its job of warning people of my presence. I guess if it was just a bird chirping sound, a blind person might want me to land on their finger, so that wouldn’t work well.

      While I am of that age, I just don’t remember the Jetsons sounds. Choices are always nice.

    • Riley ________________________________

      Member
      December 15, 2021 at 2:10 am

      show your friend a picture of an aptera and tell them the 0-60 specs. They won’t think this electric car is boring.

  • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

    Member
    December 15, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    i forgor to mention being able to hear torque vectoring and difference in wheel RPM to a extent, to increase response per driver input. wondered how it would be done on midengined combustion like freepiston etc. in aptera case, steering wheel input would influence what corner the sound is coming from. loudness can also be direct relation to pedal range, where torque is the base heavy part of the loudness and RPM isless base heavy

  • Vern Koczur

    Member
    December 15, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    I think the Pink Panther Theme, or maybe Baby Elephant walk would be fun

  • Vernon Michael Gardner

    Member
    December 15, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    On Saturday I am putting playing cards in my spokes…….hehehe

    • Llewellyn Evans

      Member
      December 16, 2021 at 12:42 am

      Yep, hold them with wooden clothes pegs….

      OR

      This song will NEVER get old.

  • Bojan Majdandzic

    Member
    December 16, 2021 at 8:12 am

    I would like to have the sound of a horse pulling a cart.

    • Guy SKEER

      Member
      December 16, 2021 at 8:20 am

      “Clip Clop” or Farting?

      • Bojan Majdandzic

        Member
        December 16, 2021 at 12:26 pm

        ????

      • Llewellyn Evans

        Member
        December 16, 2021 at 12:43 pm

        ????. I do like the sound of a shod horse on tarmac. It is relaxing.

    • Arlen Bell

      Member
      May 2, 2022 at 4:08 pm

      That would be sooo cool. Imagine the pedestrian looking over their shoulder for the horse! Could be the best attention getter of all time. At least make it an alternate option.

  • Guy SKEER

    Member
    December 16, 2021 at 8:17 am

    I Vote for Steam Engine, “Big Boy” (or “Flying Scotsman”)Leaving the Station, (Would be a small file) Hack the Software, Tie it to road speed and Ambient Outside Noise. Make it available at all speeds if Ya Want. What Wonderful Sound to use as You pass someone on the Freeway!

    An Alternate Fun Sound for me would be a Great Big “Hit and Miss” Flyball-Governed Engine: POW! puff, puff, puff – POW! puff, POW! puff, – POW! POW! POW! – as You gathered Speed!

    Oh Yeah, also Include the “Lonesome Wail of a Steam Train Whistle” For the Horn. 130 dB Should do it! <Grin>

  • Peter Jorgensen

    Member
    December 16, 2021 at 8:35 am

    I really like the sound the Kia and Hyundai EVs make. The beeping in reverse is annoying though.

    I also like the sound Teslas and Honda PHEVs make in reverse. Basically the same sound.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdZwVJPN0Ow&vl=en

  • Earl D Yates

    Member
    May 1, 2022 at 5:44 pm

    Many good ideas for low speed sounds. The Jetson’s flying car is my favorite, but a horse walking on pavement, a steam train (with automatic switchover for horn to sound like a steam train whistle), the sound of playing cards clicking against bicycle spokes, an idling jet fighter, or helicopter all sound like viable choices. I think that the best option would be to just allow the owner to program their own choice via a microSD card. It would relieve Aptera from the possible copyright lawsuits if the user programmed the sounds.

    I can imagine the disappointment of the children in the neighborhood, if I programmed my Aptera to play the same crappy sound that the ice cream truck plays driving down the street. 😎

    I have a little device called a Soundracer, that plugs into the cigarette lighter and it can detect engine speed based on little spikes in the DC power caused by the alternator. It then transmits the sound of a big block muscle car engine (or a screaming F1 engine) to an unused FM radio frequency so you can crank up the volume and sound like a 69 Chevelle or something similar. The sounds increased in speed along with the engine speed, even going through the gears. It worked great in my Smart Car.

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