Listen to How London's New Electric Buses Sound

As of next year, some of London's electric buses will produce artificial noise while driving at low speeds. You can already listen to how they will sound.

The «soundtrack» for London's electric buses was written by Zelig Sound, which has worked on it in conjunction with Transport for London over the past year, reports the Verge. It was recorded in response to a new European law that requires all EVs to make artificial noise while driving at low speeds, thereby notifying pedestrians of their presence.

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This is how London's electric buses will sound while stationary:

While driving, their sound will change somewhat:

The London authorities will introduce this function gradually (first it will work on electric buses on route 100, and then it will be used on electric buses on routes C10 and P5). It is noted that field tests of the «soundtrack» were previously conducted in Tottenham, where its effectiveness was tested with the participation of real pedestrians.

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