Monthly Archives: March 2012

AI help to give local girl the gift of communication

29/03/2012 //
by alastair
Posted in Automotive industry news

Two local Rugby based companies have joined forces to help a little girl with a rare illness which left her unable to speak find a way to communicate with family and friends. Jim Griffin of Rugby based car component manufacturers Automotive Insulations lives near to nine year old Mollie Abbott who has Pitt Hopkins Syndrome. […]

Ford EcoBoost engine promises noise reduction

Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine promises noise reduction for the Ford Focus, B-MAX and C-MAX models, in the same month that the marque exhibited their noise-conscious Tourneo ‘personal-use’ commercial vehicle. This time out, the EcoBoost’s noise reduction is achieved through subtle redesigns of the engine balance, such as the relationship between the flywheel and pulley. By […]

Ford Tourneo concept shows ‘global platform’ for noise reduction and handling

Noise reduction and improved handling are two of the fundamental elements in a new ‘global platform’ developed by Ford and used in the design of its Ford Tourneo concept car, which was on show earlier this month in Geneva. The model bridges the gap between personal-use commercial vehicles and the style and comfort of a […]

New Kia c’eed takes holistic approach to noise reduction

The second-generation Kia c’eed got its world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show this month, ahead of an official May launch date in the UK market, and noise reduction is a key element in its design. Kia tested the new model at Namyang, Korea, where its wind tunnel facility is based, and the sleek […]

Sound testing keeps Fiat Panda within its limits

The new Fiat Panda undergoes rigorous sound testing to make sure it stays within the target noise ranges during operation, the manufacturer has revealed. Fiat’s latest model is the third generation of the popular ‘supermini’, and testing is an important phase in its production. In order to monitor noise levels, each Fiat Panda is taken […]