Ford's Fake Engine Noise

Ford’s Fake Engine Noise Exposed

Ford’s Fake Engine Noise has been outed in a video produced by COBB tuning.

In the video below, the tuners at Cobb simulate different engine RPMS with the engine off. Ford’s fake engine noise happily plays along pumping synthetic engine noise into the cockpit.

The tuners at Cobb explained that “while working with our 5-Way Map Switching on the 2015 Mustang EcoBoost, we noticed changing the map slots activates the car’s factory sound symposer,” which it does.

The piped in sound is hardly noticeable when the engine is at  idle and low revs (at 2,000 rpm it’s a subtle hum), while at 5,000 rpm it really becomes noticeable.

The Ecoboost is no slouch in power output. The 2.3-liter turbocharged and direct-injected four-cylinder puts out 310 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. While delivering better fuel economy, the engine also requires premium fuel.

While Ford’s fake engine noise is certainly not a first, do you think this is going to be a continuing trend as performance engines become smaller and more efficient?


How to access Hyperlapse’s secret settings

This article about how to access Hyperlapse’s secret settings isn’t necessarily car related, but it relates to car photography and videography.


Instagram’s new app Hyperlapse  has skyrocketed in popularity because it brings the ability to capture professional looking time-lapse videos to the masses. In its current form Hyperlapse comes with more features and tweaks than iOS 8’s built-in time-lapse feature. However, if you’ve got a new iPhone 6 or 6 plus and want to record 1080p Hyperlapses you’re out of luck, unless you know how to access Hyperlapse’s secret settings .

Hyperlapse users can tap into their iPhone’s full potential by accessing the hidden “Labs” menu.  The Labs menu will enable you to change everything from your recording resolution, frame rate, speed multiplier options and even the sound levels.

Here’s how to access Hyperlapse’s secret settings :

Step 1: Open Hyperlapse

Step 2: Tap the screen four times with four fingers (it may take a few attempts).

Step 3: Adjust resolution to 1080p.

Step 4: Enable Hyperlapse EXTREME – adds 24x and 40x speed multipliers

Step 5: Tap done.

hyperlapse labs settings How to access Hyperlapse’s secret settings

That is it. So go download the app and access Hyperlapse’s secret settings to get the most out of your shiny new phone and its awesome video recording abilities.

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