Monthly Archives: February 2012

AI invited to visit House of Commons

29/02/2012 //
by alastair
Posted in Automotive insulation, Automotive sound insulation

Two senior members of staff for AI (Kevin & Jim) were invited to attend a meeting at the House of Commons yesterday. They were part of a group on manufacturers invited to meet with Business Minister Mark Prisk. The Minister was particularly interested in how AI have worked through a difficult time for manufacturers to […]

Audi makes sound and vibration part of the driving experience

29/02/2012 //
by alastair
Posted in Automotive industry news, sound insulation

Eliminating unwanted sound and vibration using automotive insulation materials could be particularly important in years to come, as both areas become beneficial to in-car safety features. Audi’s new technology package for the A6 and A7 Sportback uses vibration and sound to help the motorist drive more safely – an advantage that could be counteracted if […]

Ford points out the many facets of automotive acoustics

Automotive acoustics is a complex science, as Ford has recently pointed out. The motor manufacturer explains that the audio experience you get from driving a car is affected by “the size and shape of the cabin, the materials in the seats and dashboard, [and] the ratio of glass and steel”. Like a room or even […]

Noise reduction adds to Citroen’s smooth ride

You could look at the new Citroen DS5 without even realising that you were staring directly at one of its main noise reduction features. The windows on the DS5 are laminated, reducing the transmission of wind noise and road sounds to the passengers inside the interior cabin. Citroen says the acoustic treatments given to the […]

Intelligent exhaust adds to Audi’s acoustic insulation

Acoustic insulation fitted to the Audi RS 4 Avant, due to arrive in the UK in September, will be assisted by an innovative intelligent exhaust system. The exhaust is part of the Audi drive select driving dynamics system, which comes as standard on the RS 4 Avant. It is capable of altering the sound produced […]