Jaguar Land Rover introduces new noise cancellation technology
Jaguar Land Rover has developed new noise cancellation technology that removes unwanted road and tyre sounds from the cabin.
The technology debuts on the new Jaguar F-Pace and XF as well as the Range Rover Velar, and can significantly reduce low-frequency noises up to 300Hz.
It works by measuring wheel vibrations and then playing back noise cancellation through the in-car speakers; JLR says it’s capable of lowering unwanted noise peaks by 10dB and overall noise levels by 3-4dB – the equivalent of turning down the incar sound system by four notches.
As well as bringing a more comfortable experience for drivers and passengers, the technology could have road safety benefits. JLR says reducing low-frequency noise exposure can help prevent driver fatigue on longer journeys, in turn helping to increase average driver reaction time.
The Active Road Noise Cancellation combines with Engine Noise Cancellation on the new F-Pace and Range Rover Velar for the P400e plug-in hybrid powertrain to further enhance refinement.
Iain Suffield, Jaguar Land Rover refinement advanced technologies specialist, said: “We are committed to creating a haven for our customers and this new technology allows us to remove unwanted noises from the cabin. It makes the experience more tranquil, improving passenger wellbeing and helping to reduce cognitive load and thus reaction times. This research is all part of the journey to Destination Zero.”