Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Tesla Active Sound Milltek EV & Kia e-Niro

(Reading time: 2 - 4 minutes)

It's all about electric vehicles or the humble EV this week and to be honest we even saw this at Autosport International where we got to see MillTek showing off their new active sound system for Tesla, on there Tesla 3 Performance. Yes, you heard right you can make your Tesla car sound like a combustion model with a sporty growl from the exhaust.
 
The sound is operated with a simple app on something like a tablet or smartphone.
 
The MillTek active sound control module with a link pipe and mounting kit is available from Demon tweaks for a number of cars, however the Tesla is a new addition. For around £1627 you have the power to take direct control of your exhaust note and you can tailor the exact noise you want.
 
We saw this demonstrated at Autosport International, the video shows the car with the sound and app that controls it.
 
The modulator works with vehicles with an existing inbuilt active exhaust sound system, the way it works is you  insert a module into the original system and this gives the user the ability to tune the sound of their exhaust with a smartphone or tablet.
 
This looks like the kind of thing that you will also be able to add to say the Tesla cyber truck and Y.
 
The vehicle demonstrating the exhaust speaker system was one of Millteks new showcars the Tesla model 3 Performance in action, the car sound generator produces 98 dB of performance exhaust tones.
 
A lot people want no sound from the Tesla but others want their car to sound like a supercar, you to set the sound when you step on the accelerator.
 
You can tweak and tune the sound you can choose from options such as V10 and V12 and the clever thing the tuning company will add to the list of active sound options in the future.
 
Of what we heard it is a subtle noise but it does give the car a little more character and you can disable it to so if you fancy travelling along with it off you can.
 
 
Speaking of electric cars we've currently got the Kia e-Niro on review, now this crossover has upto a 282 mile range which recoups energy back to the battery.
 
We have the First Edition, the one that you can buy now is the e-Niro 4 and that comes with things like LED headlamps, more info soon and watch out for a full review.
 
 
Pin It

StreetDrone launches the autonomous One 2017

(Reading time: 2 - 4 minutes)
StreetDrone One
Ex-F1 engineers produce testbed for autonomous technologies in aid to unify and reduce the cost of driverless testing.
The British based business StreetDrone has officially launched its affordable autonomous and unique vehicle – the StreetDrone ONE– From the Munich NVIDIA GPU conference in Munich yesterday.
The vehicle has been designed as an autonomous technology with a purpose of addressing divergence, and the growing costs and siloed research for businesses across
Pin It

Read more ...

Join us on YouTube, please subscribe to the Planet Auto Youtube channel
 
 

Corporate events

Need an event that is engaging, teaches skill and is rewarding?

You need a corporate driving event - find out more about Planet Auto Corporate days