Now Jaguar Land Rover has taken on the task of reducing unwanted road and tyre sounds in its luxury cars.
JLR, which has a major engine factory alongside the M54, is using new noise reducing technology to provide a quieter experience for drivers and passengers.
The technology, introduced on the new Jaguar F-PACE, new Jaguar XF and Range Rover Velar, is capable of lowering unwanted noise peaks by 10 decibels and overall noise levels by three to four decibels – the equivalent of turning down the in-car sound system by four ‘steps’.
Driver fatigue brought on by the monotonous drone of road roar and wind noise could soon be a thing of the past, as Jaguar Land Rover reveals new noise-cancelling technology.
Similar to how headphones with ANC (active noise cancelling) work, the new system uses sensors on each wheel to monitor vibrations. These are then used to produce a sound wave through the car’s audio system that cancels out the unwanted noise, particularly low-frequency sounds up to 300Hz.
The system debuts on the new Jaguar F-Pace, new Jaguar XE, and Range Rover Velar, but is likely to soon roll-out across the rest of the JLR range.
JLR explains how the system “calculates the opposite phase sound wave needed to remove the noise heard by the