What’s all the Noise (& Vibration) about?

The first time I heard the term “N&V” it confused me a little, mostly because it’s an acronym, but partially because it’s related to cars and vehicles. “What’s this ‘N&V’ got to do with cars?” I wondered.

It turns out that Automotive OEMs spend a lot of time thinking about what noises their cars will make and how that affects your experience! And it’s true that I hate it if a car has an annoying rattle or squeak! But I never really understood what that meant in terms of car design.

Recently one of my colleagues showed me a presentation that so beautifully illustrated what Noise and Vibration is all about, that I thought I should share it with you:

You’ll also notice that this video not only explains very clearly why Noise and Vibration is important to car manufacturers , but it also explains what an amazing job our R&D team has done to improve the way we realistically simulate N&V for vehicles.

In fact, they have done such a good job, that we’re showing them and our technology off, at the SAE Noise and Vibration conference this May, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

For more information about the SAE event: http://www.sae.org/events/nvc/

Hopefully, we’ll see you there!