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 electricpose 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 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 ourto get a closer look.