What is AVAS?

AVAS – Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System.

Electric vehicles are becoming more and more popular; a BBC report found that alternatively-fuelled vehicles made up 5.6% of the car market in May 2018, and this number had risen to 6.6% by May 2019. This means the problem is only going to become more of a concern. To countermand this, from July 2019, the EU has created an electric car noise law. All new electric vehicles (EVs), both hybrid and electric, have to feature a noise-emitting device under EU rules. From July 2021, this ruling will apply to existing vehicles too.

The legislation now in place means that EV car’s AVAS should emit a sound at a minimum frequency of 56 Decibels – about the sound level of a conversation indoors, or an electric toothbrush. The sounds emitted must also be indicative of the car’s behaviour. That means, for example, that the pitch of the sound emitted should rise to illustrate that the car is accelerating.

Features of our Electric Vehicle Motion Alarm

  • Variable dB level (decreases with speed) to eliminate noise pollution 
  • Max sound at low speed to warn vulnerable road users
  • Mutes when hand brake or park (automatic vehicles) is selected 
  • Automatically mutes at 20MPH 
  • Choice of sounds. Engine, beep, bell, white noise or your own bespoke sound
  • Comes with flying lead or integral Deutsch connector

 

wVqdg1g9Otn1gAAAABJRU5ErkJggg==

 

 

 

More articles...

The Amber Valley Drivers Mate

The Amber Valley Drivers Mate or ‘runlock system’ is an exciting product which makes the drivers and operators life easier and saves time and money! This unit will allow the engine to keep running while the key is removed from

Read More »

Left/Right Turn Audible Alarms

As Europe’s leading manufacturer of reversing safety systems we are proud to put our reputation behind this product. Remember – it tells you what is happening unlike some systems that rely on the driver to be constantly vigilant as well

Read More »

COVID-19 UPDATE

Dear Customer, As we are all aware the  country is in the grip of this serious Pandemic. We at Amber Valley are going to furlough our production staff from Thursday 9/4/20 for a 3 week period. We shall reopen our

Read More »
AVDVSS1

Direct Vision Standard (DVS)

Amber Valley Developments are delighted to announce the launch of their Direct Vision Standard (DVS) system. This is a truly plug and play system and the whole system is fully function tested prior to despatch. The system is designed around

Read More »
With Downlighter

Amber Valley LLP – Nimbus Lighting

Why choose a Nimbus Light? Why choose a Nimbus Light? Here at Amber Valley we have introduced a specialist LED lighting Facility to add to our ever expanding manufacturing capabilities. We are continually looking to create new products to assist

Read More »