YouTube

Got a YouTube account?

New: enable viewer-created translations and captions on your YouTube channel!

What should electric cars sound like?

Contribute

This video is part of the TED team.

Get Embed Code
25 Languages

Electric cars are extremely quiet, offering some welcome silence in our cities. But they also bring new dangers, since they can easily sneak up on unsuspecting pedestrians. What kind of sounds should they make to keep people safe? Get a preview of what the future may sound like as acoustic engineer and musician Renzo Vitale shows how he's composing a voice for electric cars.