It may be some time since I have to turn on the noise canceling headphones while getting on the bus or train to work. Soon, however, you may be able to repeat the experiment in the car.
Well, if you’ve been shopping for a Jaguar F-Pace or a Range Rover Velar, you probably can anyway. Both of them acquire noise canceling technology to make the driving quieter, thus reducing driver fatigue.
We’re not smart enough to know what’s going on, so let us hand you over to a Jaguar Land Rover RV propaganda: “Active road noise cancellation, enabled by Silentium’s Active Acoustics, uses sensors on each wheel to continuously monitor vibrations from the road surface and calculate the opposite sound wave Necessary to remove the noise heard by the passengers.
“With real-time monitoring, unexpected noise from potholes or rough surfaces can be isolated and removed.”
In addition to the sensors for capturing noise, the car also knows how many people are in it (and where they are sitting), so opposing sound waves can be applied more effectively. The JLR promises a reduction of up to 10 dB of “unwanted noise peaks” – aka punching through pits – and a total reduction of 3 to 4 dB. The technology is initially launched in additional hybrid versions of the F-Pace and Velar, but it appears likely that it will be rolled out across other JLR products – including The new Jaguar XF – So.
Dr. Steve Ellie is JLR’s chief medical officer – of course – and he has said this. “In a post-Coronavirus world, where a ‘new normal’ is emerging, we expect customers’ expectations to change regarding private transportation. Additional focus will be placed on safe and clean mobility as personal space, luxury and hygiene carry value.”
Calculate that in something?