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.