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Car Manufacturers Develop Fake Car Revving Sounds


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Car Manufacturers Develop Fake Car Revving Sounds

Cars are becoming so quiet that fake revving noises are being developed by manufacturers.

Ford, Peugeot and Toyota have all been working on technology that makes drivers think that the engine in their vehicle makes more noise than it actually does.

The sound is played through the car's speakers so that when the driver pushes the accelerator pedal they are left impressed by the noise.

Ford have even submitted their technology to the Patent and Trademark Office in the USA. The carmaker says its method helps drivers change gear more efficiently.

If Ford are successful it is likely to encourage more manufacturers to introduce the revving noises into their cars.

It says the idea is for the noise of a two cylinder engine to sound like a four cylinder vehicle.

The existing artificial noise technology is already used in the Fiesta ST and Focus ST models but can be switched off by the driver.

Peugeot use it in the 308GTi model and Lexus in the RC F and GS cars - both of which use Toyota engines.

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