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Development of a New Software for Objective Evaluation of Interior Sound of Sports Cars

Article of Honda R&D Technical Review Vol.13 No.1


An evaluation method was developed for the interior sound of sports cars. This method was derived from the precise subjective evaluations of 12 sports cars and consists of objective parameters. Further, it was found that there is only a slight difference in perception of sporty sound between Austrians and Japanese. As a result of this research, software for use in development of sound quality was developed and will be useful in the development of sports cars with optimum interior sound.


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Author (organization or company)

Yasuo ISHII(Tochigi R&D Center)、Tsuyoshi YAMASHITA(Tochigi R&D Center)、Franz K. BRANDL(AVL List GmbH)、Siegmund THOMANN(AVL List GmbH)、Werner BIERMAYER(AVL List GmbH)

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