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What would you like the future to sound like?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Duke of York, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Just when you thought the roads might get quieter, legislation has been introduced that requires electric vehicles to emit sounds when they are traveling at low speed. This legislation comes into force next year.

    Car makers have spent years in their laboratories trialing various sounds, some of which can be found on YouTube. Audi appears to have adopted an electronic noise not dissimilar to that of petrol cars, but Jaguar have come up with a noise that sounds like movie makers imagine an alien spaceship sounds like when landing.

    I imagine it will be just a matter of time before all manner of inane sounds can be downloaded, as happened with mobile phones.

    Maybe someone will design a noise similar to screeching tyres, overlaid with "Get out of the f-ing way!" to appeal to SUV drivers.

    If you were given a choice of sound for your electric car, what would you opt for?
  2. CheeseMongler

    CheeseMongler Lead commenter

    Fart noises. (Flatulence if the swear filter is too prudish) Always funny.
  3. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter


    I was thinking Chopin :oops: ... but I'd only read the thread title.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2018
  4. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    I'd like one that sounded like a steam train with lots of laboured chuffing on start up and a rhythmic diddly-dee-diddly-da at cruising speed.
    Jamvic, racroesus, kibosh and 6 others like this.
  5. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    I wouldn't mind the first 30 seconds of this on a loop.
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  6. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    If I just had a guitar and a big amp there wouldn't be anyone taking my girl away. I know what I'll do! I'll put an ad in the paper and get some other guys who want to play music. We wouldn't be playing any of that surf music. We're gonna play heavy music. I know what it'll sound like. It'll sound like, it'll sound like:

  7. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Mine would sound like an ice cream van just because I'm fed up with everyone always looking grumpy.
  8. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Got in a lift once in a gallery and it did this

    Went up and down three times.
    Perhaps we could have someone making brmm brmm noises
    kibosh and Lara mfl 05 like this.
  9. neddyfonk

    neddyfonk Lead commenter

    Can we also have legislation to lower light levels, restrict the use of high power flashing lights and prohibit anything that might be mistaken for emergency services ( mainly blue shop signs ). We need to be able to see things but not be blinded by a million lumen flashing light on a motorway maintenance lorry..
  10. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    I’d like the M25 to sound like this:

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  11. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    It sometimes does if you get stuck behind a cattle truck. Interestingly, while I was looking for the video in the OP, I came across another, which was called something like muscle car sounds and was about people who fit sound generators into "Muscle Cars". Muscle cars are apparently high powered gas guzzlers that their owners wish to sound like they came out of Smokey and the Bandit or the Dukes of Hazard. The thing is though, the noise the sound generator makes, gets played inside the car and the cars are relatively quiet on the outside.

    Honestly, the toys you can invent to part a fool from his money...
    colpee likes this.
  12. MAGAorMIGA

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    Whoosh! Beep! Kapow! Pop!
    kibosh and colpee like this.
  13. Wotton

    Wotton Lead commenter

    Never mind the lorries what about the blinding car headlights and those people who drive with every single light on that their car has.
  14. Wotton

    Wotton Lead commenter

    A squeeky bike!
  15. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Loud rap music with a phat bass beat. Oh no, hang on, that's already been done hasn't it?

    I can't help thinking that electric BMWs would make no noise at all, given their well-established track record with indicators.
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  16. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    I'd like a guarantee that a future day will sound just as it does today: birds chirping, bees buzzing, people going about their daily lives.
    lanokia likes this.
  17. irs1054

    irs1054 Star commenter

    Well you could have a classical soundtrack such as:

    or a more alarming one such as (near end)

    At least one type of photocopier uses this one.

    Or you go really old school with the Roadrunner:

    Beep, beep!:)
  18. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    I want the future to sound like this...

  19. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    The sound of robot overlords and jetpacks blasting to the sky.
    kibosh and artboyusa like this.
  20. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Like the "vehicle reversing" voice of trucks and buses, how about "smug electric car owner approaching" being announced repeatedly.
    RepelloInimicum likes this.

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