How do you create interior soundscapes and exterior vehicle sounds that convey vehicle character and brand DNA without spending countless hours in a vehicle on the road?
How do you break the time-consuming cycle of “design in studio”, then “try in a car”, then repeat?
VI-grade has partnered with Blackberry® QNX® to provide the full-featured LiveAMP™ Active Sound Design (ASD) toolset integrated with the NVH Simulator software for real-time design and experience of ASD sounds.
The QNX LiveAMP software runs in parallel with the NVH Simulator software. Driving inputs and vehicle performance parameters from the NVH Simulator are fed to the LiveAMP software, and the ASD sound is generated and then played back through the NVH Simulator together with the rest of the vehicle sound. Different ASD sounds and concepts can be compared back to back, easily switching between multiple designs with a single click in the NVH Simulator. Sounds can be further filtered, adjusted and modified in the NVH Simulator. For example, to evaluate the impact of the AVAS speaker on interior sound quality, the AVAS speaker ASD sound can be combined with the transfer function from the speaker location near the front of the vehicle to the driver or passenger ear.
The QNX ASD playback and LiveAMP toolset are available to all NVH Simulator users at no additional cost. Further, the ASD tools can be used with any version of the NVH Simulator, including the DESKTOP NVH Simulator, Exterior Sound Simulator, On-Road NVH Simulator and STATIC NVH Simulator.