Video: Smart Brabus Electric Drive sound generator tested

The Smart Brabus Electric Drive incorporates a gadget that may save the lives of the visually challenged--a sound generator that mimics the noise made by a traditional internal combustion engine.

Some sight-impaired people believe hybrid and electric cars pose a safety risk. They reckon that because these things make virtually no noise, it's only a matter of time before they're involved in some sort of collision with an errant G-Wiz or Citroen C1 EV'IE.

Smart doesn't particularly believe this to be true, but its latest vehicle, the Smart Brabus Electric Drive, incorporates a gadget that may save the lives of the visually challenged. Or not. It has a sound generator that mimics the noise made by a traditional internal combustion engine. More to the point, it also makes a noise that mimics a bloomin' spaceship!

Watch the video below to see and hear it in action, and when you're done, check out our photos of the Smart Brabus Electric Drive to get a closer look.

(Source: Crave UK)

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