In times of problems with immigration, our education system, terrorism, crime and far too low pensions, the federal government has taken on another particularly important topic - "retrofittable sound generators"! That's exactly what they are from now on verboten! The sometimes embarrassing teams of the “Sokos Autoposer”, which operate across Germany, have ensured that the Federal Ministry of Transport now bans electronic generators for retrofitting. The components allegedly contradict the requirements of Paragraphs 30, Paragraph 1, No. 1 and 55 of the Road Traffic Licensing Regulations (StVZO) and this means that they no longer receive an operating permit.
Sound generators now banned
So it is written in the Verkehrsblatt 5/2018 of the Ministry of Andreas Scheuer (CSU). So far, there have only been exceptions for warning systems for particularly low-noise electric cars (e.g. Tesla) and hybrid vehicles such as the Toyota Prius or the BMW i8. Even the factory-installed engine sound systems are now used harder. A flap exhaust system and a sound generator can now be used in all existing settings and driving situations like the acceleration not be louder than in the driving mode that was used to obtain the type approval. The EU Noise Ordinance of July 1, 2016 states that cars with EU type approvals must be tested according to uniform limit values. Cars have been divided into four different categories. The higher the power-to-weight ratio (calculated in HP per ton (HP / t), the more volume the car and its exhaust system can produce.
The background is that you want to reduce the overall noise level in three stages. New cars with an output of up to 163 hp may be 72 dB loud (previously 74 dB) and from 2022 new vehicles will no longer have to exceed 70 dB. From 2026 it will only be 68 dB that such a vehicle can produce. With the new ban and the upcoming restrictions one wants another blow "in the fight“Against so-called autoposers. At this point we would like to congratulate the “Soko Autoposer” team on their important contribution to making our lives so much more worth living. THANK YOU ^^
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