Nissan drops 5-track EP to help children sleep in electric vehicles

With virtually no engine noise, electric vehicles are smooth and nearly silent. But is that a good thing? Some parents, and their children, would disagree.

According to research from Nissan, more than half of all the UK-based parents surveyed resort to hopping in their car with their restless children to help them get to sleep: A practice Nissan charmingly refers to as a “dream drive.” And Nissan is close to replicating this in otherwise-quiet electric vehicles.

[Read: A tricked-out Nissan Leaf just completed Britain’s longest fully autonomous drive]

“Combustion engines transmit a sound frequency, a combination of white, pink and brown noise varied in tone – creating an orchestral soundscape that is especially soothing and comforting to young children,” Nissan noise and vibration development manager Paul Speed-Andrews said.

With no internal combustion engine to produce those comforting vibrations and aural frequencies that can send a child to sleep in just minutes, EV drivers are at a bit of a loss.

“One of the biggest worries new parents have is how to get their baby to sleep. Parents soon realize that taking a drive in the car or ‘dream driving’ is a great way to get a baby or young child to nod off,” parenting expert Elizabeth O’Shea said.

Thankfully Nissan is on the case, and has dreamt up what it says is the world’s first “zero-emission lullaby” for electric vehicles.

In collaboration with sound designer and sleep coach Tom Middleton, Nissan has developed a soundscape that replicates the reassuring hum of internal combustion engines to, in theory, induce sleep in youngsters.

nissan, leaf, soundscape, dream drive, lullaby
Credit: Nissan
EVs lack some sound frequencies that are crucial to helping children go to sleep. The Leaf‘s dream drive lullaby has a far more comprehensive soundscape compared to a standard EV.

It’s more than just a series of sound effects. Nissan has released its soundscape as a five-part album. It includes contributions from great artists such as Reversing Tone and Indicator Click. It even features solos from the likes of Proximity Sensor Sounds and Rear Windscreen Wiper.

Seriously though, the environmental impact of dream driving shouldn’t be overlooked.

Nissan‘s research found that parents spend an average of 20-25 minutes when “dream driving,” usually covering around 8 km (roughly 5 miles) each time. In other words, this equates to around 70 kg of CO2 per family per year.

To play the “Dream Drive lullaby,” drivers can connect their phone to their car and stream the album directly to the vehicle‘s stereo. It’s on a host of platforms, so you can play it anywhere you please.

You’re curious, aren’t you? Well, you can listen to it for yourself here. Just don’t fall asleep at your desk.

About the author

E-Crypto News was developed to assist all cryptocurrency investors in developing profitable cryptocurrency portfolios through the provision of timely and much-needed information. Investments in cryptocurrency require a level of detail, sensitivity, and accuracy that isn’t required in any other market and as such, we’ve developed our databases to help fill in information gaps.

Related Posts

E-Crypto News Executive Interviews

Automated trading with HaasBot Crypto Trading Bots

Crypto Scams

Millions in Cryptocurrency Stolen by Scammers in the Last Month According to Tenable Research
November 24, 2021
Behind The Scenes: How this Crypto Community Responded to + $50m Hack
October 18, 2021
Crypto Scams
Crypto Scams Still Persistent In 2021, SEC Warns About Red Flags To Watch
September 9, 2021
Poly Network
Here’s How Hackers Stole Over $600 million in the Poly Network Attack
August 12, 2021
The World’s Most Infamous Crypto Hacks and Scams
July 31, 2021

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Questions and Answers

GamStop
How Does Bitcoin Casino Work + 2021 Beginner’s Guide
November 8, 2021
Cryptocurrency
How to Buy and Sell Cryptocurrency
November 8, 2021
What Are Bitcoin Futures And How Will They Work In 2022?
November 4, 2021
Ethereum
The Unconventional Guide to Ethereum
October 28, 2021
ICo Presale
The Science Behind ICO Presales…
October 14, 2021


CryptoCurrencyUSDChange 1hChange 24hChange 7d
Bitcoin33,726 0.16 % 5.18 % 21.79 %
Ethereum2,212.9 0.44 % 10.18 % 34.07 %
Tether1.010 0.51 % 1.01 % 0.73 %
Binance Coin345.12 0.19 % 9.36 % 30.78 %
USD Coin1.010 0.37 % 0.73 % 0.57 %
Cardano0.9880 1.32 % 11.40 % 29.90 %
XRP0.5685 0.08 % 7.91 % 27.07 %
Solana85.44 1.69 % 13.78 % 42.25 %
Terra62.57 2.29 % 7.05 % 28.09 %
Polkadot16.34 0.15 % 11.52 % 41.10 %

bitcoin
Bitcoin (BTC) $ 33,350.00
ethereum
Ethereum (ETH) $ 2,191.48
tether
Tether (USDT) $ 0.999569
binance-coin
Binance Coin (BNB) $ 340.51
usd-coin
USD Coin (USDC) $ 0.99703
cardano
Cardano (ADA) $ 0.965112
xrp
XRP (XRP) $ 0.562357
solana
Solana (SOL) $ 82.23
terra-luna
Terra (LUNA) $ 60.69
polkadot
Polkadot (DOT) $ 16.09