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All cars will generate a certain level of wind noise, which is audible inside the cabin of the vehicle. But there are many causes of wind noise. And there are ways to try to keep it down. Naturally, when it's...
There are exciting advancements being made in the area of speech recognition. There's Nuance Communications doing exciting things with Apple's Siri and the Dragon NaturallySpeaking software. And then there's exciting work coming out of Microsoft Research, who has made a speech recognition...
Elevating Sound has previously covered how smooth and quiet of a ride the understated luxury vehicle Volkswagen Phaeton is. And now I just have to tell you about the incredible manufacturing facilities in which the VW Phaeton is built. Right at the...
The wonderful world of sound is really buzzing these days and the possibilities in terms of applying sound in smart, relevant and fun ways seem endless. An app that I'm really fond of is called Chirp. It enables you to...
For decades, the tech industry has been trying to give computers a 'natural' voice. As software has become increasingly advanced, companies are now getting closer to making computer-human interaction seamless. We have exciting times ahead of us in terms of...
In the summer of 2011, German automotive magazine AUTO BILD conducted a thorough noise study. Out of the vehicles tested, they concluded which were the top 30 quietest and noisiest vehicles respectively in terms of the noise level inside the cabin...
In the summer of 2011, German automotive magazine AUTO BILD conducted a thorough noise study. Out of the vehicles tested, they concluded which were the top 30 quietest and noisiest vehicles respectively in terms of the noise level inside the...
Looking at the premiumness of the brand image, most people would choose a Mercedes, Audi or BMW over a Volkswagen anytime. VW just doesn't ring that well when considering luxury makes. But if you are in the market for...
If you aren't driving a Lexus LS 600h - the world's quietest passenger car - you will be happy to know that there is actually something you can do, which has the potential of drastically reducing the cabin noise...
With my hands still wet, I have many times had to literally flee out of public bathrooms in order to escape the ear-achingly loud super fast hand dryers. A new study from researchers at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, suggests...