Monthly Archives: August 2012

Bentley Continental GT Speed balances automotive insulation with roaring acceleration

The Bentley Continental GT Speed strikes the best possible balance between engine noise under acceleration, and automotive insulation to ensure a comfortable ride for passengers. According to the manufacturer, part of this is thanks to the inclusion of an exhaust system developed initially for the Continental Supersports Ice Speed Record car. The free-breathing, low-back-pressure design […]

AI completes first step of national business programme

The managing director of AI has completed the first stage of a business growth programme developed by one of the world’s largest investment banking and securities firms. The 10,000 Small Businesses programme, which is funded by the Goldman Sachs Foundation, aims to help small businesses with high growth potential to develop and expand. AI (Automotive Insulations) design […]

Attention to detail ensures noise reduction in Ford B-MAX

A focus on all-round acoustic quality helps to ensure good levels of noise reduction in the new Ford B-MAX, the manufacturer says. Properly sealing the gaps between panels and components is one element in this overall approach, along with a body shell designed to overcome unwanted vibration, and the buzzing sounds it can generate. “The […]

Mercedes GL-Class takes noise insulation off-road

There often seems to be a belief that, because your vehicle is designed to operate off-road, there’s no point equipping it with noise insulation. But if you’ve ever ridden in one of those bare-bones off-road vehicles, you’ll know how you can feel – and hear – every lump and bump in the terrain. Thankfully, Mercedes-Benz […]

Acoustic insulation achieves ‘significant’ noise reduction in all-new Range Rover

The all-new Range Rover incorporates acoustic insulation the manufacturer says delivers “significant” levels of noise reduction via the windows of the vehicle. Acoustic lamination of the side door glass and the windscreen is not the only form of noise reduction included in the new model; the body structure itself has been “rigorously optimised” in order […]