How does the future car sound?

The Future Car

This project is a cooperation project with Volkswagen. The topic is the future sound of cars. Volkswagen provided and Audi G5 equipped with sensors. These sensors fed a Pure Data patch with data. The patch again interpreted this data and forwarded it to a synthezizer which created the final audio outupt. The task was to set the process of boarding a car to sound. (Sensors were placed in the door (open and close), the seat (sit down) and the security belt (closing)). A research revealed, that the design of car shapes incline more and more organic features in future sketches. This project tries to apply this paradigm shift to the world of sounds. Three organic sound-skins were developped: liquid, bone and earthy.