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Ability to both feel and hear the results of engineering decisions via a " virtual car " – simultaneous engineering – can significantly shorten vehicle development time. Sound quality and discrete vibration at the driver's position may be predicted and 'driven' before the first prototype is built. Although sound quality cannot yet be predicted in an unknown… (More)
The OBELICS project (BRITE-Euram 96-3727) has been carried out by a consortium of five companies and two universities, building three groups: ! Car manufacturers (Renault and CRF) ! Acoustic engineering and consulting: AVL, HEAD acoustics and LMS ! Research in Acoustics: Universities Oldenburg and Bochum OBELICS has been coordinated by HEAD acoustics.
A normal listening situation in a room involes, at least, a listener who has a pair of functioning ears. The emphasis does lie on the word ears because our auditory system can be referred to as a final receiver in this listening situation, while the human external-ear can be observed as an antenna of acoustic signals in the sense of telecomunication.… (More)