ikingrpg OP t1_iy2j8jg wrote

That's a good point, it's the same with a lot of digital icons like the phone icon or camera icon.

I think the effect that you pointed out will happen for electric cars, people will still use terms like "start the car" "gas pedal" "gear shifter", but I think that fake car engine sounds will die out because most people just don't care.


ikingrpg OP t1_iy2iw9j wrote

Actually that is already a thing on a few EVs, Tesla lets you change your sound to anything. All new EVs have speakers to alert pedestrians, usually like a hum or white noise.

But I personally don't expect fake engine sounds to stay popular, I think people will just get used to different sounds. In fact most non-car enthusiasts don't care about sound at all and would turn it off.