German Environment Agency  commissions STUVA to evaluate “Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System” for electric Vehicles

The STUVA is currently working under a commission of the German Environment Agency on the research project “Acoustic evaluation of the Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS)”. This is a system for road vehicles with electro-hybrid or purely electric drives intended to emit an acoustic indication to make pedestrians and other road users aware of the presence of the vehicle. The research project started at the beginning of October 2018 and will run for two years.

Electric and hybrid vehicles have many advantages. One of these is their contribution to reducing traffic noise, which a considerable...

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