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Jaguar Land Rover noise cancellation tech aims to reduce driver fatigue

Jaguar Land Rover noise cancellation tech aims to reduce driver fatigue

By 16-10-2020

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Jaguar Land Rover has developed a new system of noise cancellation

Jaguar Land Rover advances its in-car technology

Jaguar Land Rover has developed a new system of noise cancellation which, it hopes, will be able to drive down motorist fatigue. 


Making an appearance on the firm’s recently-updated Jaguar F-Pace, Jaguar XF and Range Rover Velar models, the system can bring down noise ‘peaks’ by up to 10 decibels, while the overall noise levels in the cabin can be reduced by three and four decibels. This, according to JLR, is close to the same as a stereo turned down by four ‘steps’.

The system can therefore transform a cabin into a hushed, relaxing environment. This, in turn, helps to reduce driver fatigue. Recent research by the National Center for Biotechnology found that fatigue has a negative effect on driver concentration, with average reaction times increasing by 16.72 per cent compared with someone who is fully rested and fully alert. 

The system uses sensors on each wheel which monitor the vibrations generated by the road surface. Then, once analysed, it can work out the correct amount of opposite soundwave required to cancel out these noises. It can even adjust the noise in the cabin should the car hit a pothole. 

Iain Suffied, Jaguar Land Rover refinement advanced technologies specialist, said:

We are committed to creating a haven for our customers and this new technology allows us to remove unwanted noises from the cabin. It makes the experience more tranquil, improving passenger wellbeing and helping to reduce cognitive load and thus reaction times. This research is all part of the journey to Destination Zero.


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