Optimal Acoustic Experience & Safety with EV Engineering


The rise of the electric vehicles has created unique challenge to reinvent acoustic engineering while maintaining safety and comfort for occupants and pedestrians. While automotive designers previously focused on the engine as a dominant noise source for both interior and exterior noise emissions, this is no longer the case with Electric and Hybrid Vehicles.

Quiet inside and loud outside – OEMs face a unique contradiction. EVs are often considered too quiet. Therefore, acoustic vehicle alerting systems (AVAS) are essential to make the vehicle audible to bystanders. Simultaneously, the comfort functions such as sound systems have to be rethought to meet the demand for individualized comfort. These new requirements and challenges are vast and have the potential to greatly hinder the development of EVs.

With virtual prototyping, iterate quickly on the design, propose and test multiples innovative concepts without impacting the final delivery schedule.

Join our upcoming webinar to learn how to test & design your vehicle virtually.


  • Get silence in the car, thanks to a smart car structure design which absorbs noise
  • Design passenger sound zones for optimal driver speech clarity, noise cancellation and AVA
  • Develop a BEM and Ray tracing model of a car with warning sound devices


Massimiliano Calloni

Dott. Ing. Massimiliano Calloni has an M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering obtained at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He has more than 20 years’ experience in Noise and Vibration and he worked as a consultant for both test and simulation at AgustaWestland Helicopters for six years. He works in Business development at ESI Group in the role of VA Product Marketing Manager and support activities in Europe and Asia with emphasis on Italy, India, China, Korea and Japan.

Simon Martin

Simon is currently a Vibro-Acoustic Technical Consultant at ESI UK since 2016. Having work at Bentley Motors Ltd (Crewe, UK) as a service contractor, he specialies in working closely with Automotive OEMs, building vibro-acoustic models, helping them to achieve interior acoustic target. Prior to joining ESI gmbh (Munich) in 2015 for his Master’s Degree internship, Simon obtained a Master in Acoustics for Transport and Environment from the University of Le Mans.