19 February 2018
2017 was a rough year with the deaths of talented musicians such as former Soundgarden’s frontman Chris Cornell and Linkin Park’s lead singer, Chester Bennington. However, Bennington’s legacy is now being continued by an expected company – Mercedes AMG. As per a report by Wheels, the California-based rock band, Linkin Park is now working with Mercedes AMG to help make its future electrified cars sound better and ear-pleasing.
When we first hear the name Mercedes AMG, the first thing that comes to our mind is high performance and a crisp sound, and the company definitely doesn’t want its electric vehicles (EV) to sound less pleasing to the customers. The company’s CEO, Tobias Moers, recently said,
You know Linkin Park? I started to talk with these guys about what is their interpretation of electrified sound. We’ve had cooperation with Linkin Park for years. We’re really close. We started off years ago. We established a team doing artificial sound and we worked together with games specialists, we worked together with film artists doing sound for films. We sell emotions and sound is really a crucial part of emotion so what we do is work on artificial sounds because you have to.
Right now, it remains a mystery to as how exactly the band will influence the sound of future electric cars by Mercedes-AMG, but as per the statement by the CEO, we can see that the band is just a part of a larger project involving other musicians and audio experts. It really seems interesting to see if the group will digitally augment sound of a combustion engine or add a new sound altogether. As for the EVs itself, Mercedes plans to start production by 2019, while the EVs by AMG won’t appear until mid-2020.