Monthly Archives: October 2014

Autins demonstrates best of British at automotive trade fair in Germany

The Autins team were busy showcasing their lightweight technology at the International Supplier Fair (IZB) in Germany in October.  The event is one of Europe’s leading trade fairs for the automotive sector. The Autins stand included a fully converted showcase Mini One insulated with individually designed 3D and 2D NVH parts which utilise a range […]

Hyundai reveals noise reduction throughout new i20

24/10/2014 //
by alastair
Posted in Automotive insulation, sound insulation

Noise reduction has been included throughout the new-generation Hyundai i20, the manufacturer has revealed, as part of all-around efforts to cut down on sound levels during the drive. This begins with the construction of the bodyshell from high-strength but lightweight steel, which helps to improve the rigidity of the vehicle, cutting down on vibrations and […]

Putting noise reduction ahead of vibration

20/10/2014 //
by alastair
Posted in Automotive insulation

Back in June, we reported on findings from the University of Southampton that showed the link between vehicle noise reduction and vibration. The study, published in the journal Ergonomics, found that loud noises can mask small vibrations, and vice versa, with both noise and vibration contributing roughly equally to passengers’ discomfort. Now in a corresponding […]

Sound absorption built into ‘re-groomed’ Toyota Prius+

16/10/2014 //
by alastair
Posted in Automotive insulation, Automotive sound insulation

The 2015 Toyota Prius+ has been ‘re-groomed’ according to the manufacturer, including incorporating sound absorption materials into the body for a quieter ride. A lengthy list of upgrades have been included in the revised design, such as chrome finishes on interior elements, and an information screen that can be controlled from the steering wheel. But […]

Team IZB photos

14/10/2014 //
by alastair
Posted in Automotive industry news, In the News, sound insulation

It’s been a busy day for the AI team.  After yesterday’s setting up we’ve been meeting with what feels like most of the 49,000 expected visitors arriving at the IZB event in Germany. The rest of the 2014 programme of events includes daily business breakfasts for invited industry guests, as well as symposiums on a variety of subjects such as […]