Sound coming from the Super Soco
I just came across the fact that every new electric car must be equipped with a acoustic sound in the Netherlands. I was thinking do people here find it good that this has been done by the government or do you think that electric has to be quiet?
I find it very hard to get across some bikers without using the horn, the reason I don't want to use the horn is because I think it's very offensive if someone is biking in there own. On the other side if I pass this group I already drive top speed so this rule can't help that. But inside the village it's maybe very useful.
Let me know what you think down here
I use my horn, or if I drive next to people I use my blinker, which makes sound too which is loud.
or you could mount a Turbospoke 🤣
Likewise I have been wondering about driving a virtually silent electric bike and the safety implications. I would much prefer it made a noise to alert pedestrians at least. And likewise in the UK they are implementing Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS) for electric cars so I imagine they will include bikes soon.
So here is the best ready made system I have found so far: SoundRacer Eveess
Its and electric vehicle sound module, that takes an input signal and converts it to either a ready made vehicle sound or you can make your own with their software. Looks like they have Hall sensors to put on the wheels or CAN BUS from the bikes speed.... however I am unsure how you can hook this up to the bikes computer/speedo... if anyone out there knows, that would be great! otherwise its magnets on the wheel and Hall sensors. Then all you need is a rugged speaker for output.
Im still awaiting my TC-max (shipment delayed) but when it does arrive I will be attempting to attach something to it for it to make a virtual engine sound. When I do I'll update you all on the progress and how I did it.
If anyone else come across anything or has done this before, please share, any advice would be most greatful!
I always use my horn. Had a look at this solution but honestly... this sounds realy crappy. If you want a bike that makes a noise you shouldn't buy an electric one 🤣
Ok, the horn on the supersoco is crap too but you can easily change it.