⚡AVAS MONDAY – Technical standards

Have you heard of the ECE R138 standard?

It’s a safety standard for electric vehicles that demands the installation of Acoustic Vehicle Alerting Systems (AVAS). This standard is mandatory for every new produced EV since 01.07.2021.

AVAS are sound-producing devices that create a sound similar to that of a regular combustion engine. The goal of AVAS is to alert pedestrians, cyclists, and other vulnerable road users to the presence of an electric vehicle, which is significantly quieter than a traditional automobile.

It is impossible to overestimate the significance of AVAS. With the increasing popularity of electric cars, it is critical that we maintain the safety of all road users. By alerting others to the presence of an otherwise silent electric car, AVAS can help avoid accidents and save lives.

As a result, if you work in the electric vehicle business, ensure sure your EVs meet ECE R138 and features #AVAS. Let us collaborate to make our roadways safer for everyone. 🙌


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