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Higher frequencies of traffic noise prove most annoying

24/01/2017 //
by idealmarketing
Posted in Automotive insulation, Automotive sound insulation

Many of the most prevalent frequencies in traffic noise signals overall are toward the lower end of the audible spectrum, for example the deep bass rumbles of many engines and exhausts. But newly published research indicates that it is high frequencies – such as the hiss of tyres on wet roads in the rain, for […]

Sound insulation for quiet vehicles cuts down on ‘noise events’

18/01/2017 //
by idealmarketing
Posted in Automotive insulation, Automotive sound insulation, sound insulation

It is probably not a cause for much controversy to suggest sound insulation for loud vehicles in order to create less of a disturbance for fellow road users or for residents who live close to a main traffic route. But in measuring disturbances due to passing vehicles, it is not necessarily the specific volume of […]

Traffic noise dominates in urban environments

11/01/2017 //
by idealmarketing
Posted in Automotive sound insulation

Traffic noise is the dominant source of acoustic and seismic noise in urban environments, according to an upcoming scientific study, with volume levels only exceeded by construction sites in isolated areas where construction activity is taking place. In an article to be published in April 2017’s Applied Acoustics, researchers at the Engineer Research and Development […]

Pledge a silent drive for Road Safety Week

18/11/2016 //
by idealmarketing
Posted in Automotive sound insulation, sound insulation

Noise is on the agenda for Road Safety Week 2016, with a theme that includes a six-part pledge to drive slower, more sustainably, and more silently. The full list of elements in the Brake Pledge, named after the road safety charity, includes: Silent, Slow, Sober, Sharp, Secure and Sustainable. It asks drivers to stick to […]

Acoustic insulation helps reduce distraction fears

08/11/2016 //
by idealmarketing
Posted in Automotive industry news, Automotive insulation, Automotive sound insulation

Acoustic insulation is one way to tackle one of the biggest fears among motorists, who have ranked distracted and speeding drivers as their biggest concern on the roads by far. Research from road safety charity Brake reveals that 76% of motorists consider speeding and distracted drivers to be the biggest risk on the roads. This […]