Paris is testing 'noise radar' that will automatically pinpoint and ticket loud cars

It seems showing off noisy supercars in Paris is becoming increasingly concerning to the Parisian government. Parts of the city of Paris and most recently the suburb of Villeneuve-le-Roi are being fitted with a “noise radar” system from Bruitparif that can pinpoint loud vehicles and, eventually, ticket them. The project is still in its testing phase. The installation uses a system of four microphones to triangulate and pinpoint the origins of loud sound and link it with CCTV footage.
The city as of now have installed close to 40 of the “sound radar” devices primarily near bars in Paris’ entertainment regions as well as 17 around major buildings.
The two-year trial isn’t meant to fine anyone. Rather, it’s meant to both test the viability of the technology and determine the noise levels that lead to penalties. However, people with souped-up rides might not want to get too comfortable. A draft law due for a vote this fall will let local officials experiment with noise radar fines, and Villeneuve-le-Roi intends to take advantage of it if and when the law takes effect. You might have one more incentive to drive a quiet EV — you’ll hardly make a sound even if you mash the throttle.