Jaguar reveals new active noise cancelling tech
New noise cancellation technology coming to Jaguar and Land Rover models will improve road safety as well as add another level of refinement to luxury vehicles, the brands’ manufacturer says.
It’s claimed the technology is capable of lowering unwanted noise peaks by 10dB and overall noise levels by between three and four decibels– which is considered the equivalent of turning down the in-car sound system by four ‘steps’.
As well as providing a hushed experience, Jaguar Land Rover says the reduced exposure to low-frequency noises can help reduce driver fatigue on longer journeys.
Other new “passenger wellbeing” technology and materials being developed at Jaguar Land Rover includes a driver condition monitor and cabin air ionisation.
Partnering Jaguar Land Rover in the Active Road Noise Cancellation technology is Silentium Ltd, a high-tech specialist in developing innovative Active Acoustic products and solutions.
Jaguar Land Rover has worked with noise technology specialists Silentium'
to develop a system of sensors on each wheel to constantly monitor the vibrations from the road surface and calculate the opposite phase sound wave, cancelling the noise which would be heard by the occupants.
By monitoring in real-time, unexpected noises from potholes or rough surfaces can be isolated and removed. The cancellation sound is played through the Meridian sound system.
“It makes the experience more tranquil, improving passenger wellbeing and helping to reduce cognitive load and thus reaction times,” said Iain Suffield, Jaguar Land Rover’s refinement advanced technologies specialist.
The first model to go on sale in New Zealand with the Active Road Noise Cancellation technology will be the F-Pace in February 2021. A brisk roll-out will then bring availability to the Range Rover Velar in March and the updated Jaguar XF in April.