Also part of the particular soundscape is the driving sound, which is reproduced by the speakers in the interior. It awakens emotions and inspires. At the same time, the driving sound is interactive, as it responds to a good dozen parameters such as the accelerator position, speed or recuperation. Selection of the drive programme likewise influences the driving sound, for example, the sounds become more dynamic in SPORT mode. The technology uses intelligent sound design algorithms to calculate the sounds coming from the amplifier of the Burmester® surround sound system in real time and the loudspeakers to reproduce them.
The holistic sound concept also includes sounds that give the driver feedback – for example, when the car is unlocked, when it can be started or even as a farewell. Connecting the charging plug also is accompanied by acoustic feedback that is intuitive to understand, this time outside the vehicle. For example, the driver can be given an acoustic signal that the charging procedure was successful, and indicating the charge state of the battery.