noise-quieting technologies


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Come On, Feel the Noise?

February 25, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

The engineers at Buick feel that automobiles can be made quieter inside and have gone to some lengths to reduce it.  In the old days, this meant a lot of sound deadening material.  Today they still use that, albeit high technology versions, but with an electronic assist by Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). Though it’s been around for several decades, Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) is just becoming known by many people.  It’s a very cool technology and is the principle behind the popular active noise cancelling headsets that are available today.  ANC is one of the major facets of Buick’s QuietTuning suite of noise-quieting technologies. The way that noise cancelling works is that small microphones measure the background noise in the local environment and “removes it” electronically from the audio that is being played.  In the case of an automobile, the microphones would pick up the sounds of the engine, wind and other distracting noises as heard inside the car.  The ANC system then takes this noise, develops a counteracting signal and then feeds it into the audio system.  Pennsylvania-based Buick dealer, Klick Lewis, tells us the result is a very quiet car interior that allows music and other sources to […]

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