Jaguar Land Rover launches cabin noise cancelling system

System from Jaguar Land Rover works similar to active noise cancelling on a pair of high-end headphones, to reduce wind and tyre noise

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has revealed a new noise cancelling system for the Jaguar F-Pace, XF and Range Rover Velar, which the company says can reduce the amount of unwanted noise heard in the cabin by as much as 10dB.

JLR says that exposure to low-frequency noises up 300Hz in amplitude – for example, tyre roar and wind noise – can cause driver fatigue, which can increase reaction time by almost 17 percent and make it harder for the driver to deal with road hazards.

To iron out some of these low-frequency sounds, JLR’s new active noise cancelling system uses microphones mounted on each wheel to record the intrusive background noise heard by the occupants in real time.

Software calculates the exact opposite phase sound wave and plays it through the car’s speakers to cancel out the drone. As the system is adaptive, it will also automatically correct the noise as the road surface, wind speed or weather conditions change. 

Jaguar Land Rover says this technology is particularly useful in its electrified vehicles, such as the Jaguar F-Pace and Range Rover Velar P400e plug-in hybrids and the fully electric Jaguar I-Pace. Road and wind noise is far more noticeable when operating in electric-only mode, as the sound of a combustion engine helps mask intrusive sounds.

Dr Steve Iley, Jaguar Land Rover’s chief medical officer, said: “active road noise cancellation technology not only has the potential to improve road safety but also wellbeing and quality of life for our customers.

“In a post-coronavirus world, where a ‘new normal’ is emerging, we expect customer expectations of private transport to change. An extra focus will be placed on safe, clean mobility where personal space, wellbeing and hygiene carry a premium.”

Recently, Jaguar Land Rover has been pushing hard to improve its interior technology. This new noise cancelling system was preceded by an improved cabin filtration system, a 3D head-up display and an all-new contactless touchscreen infotainment system, which the manufacturer co-developed with the University of Cambridge.

What do you make of JLR’s new active noise cancellation technology? Let us know in the comments section below…

Recommended

The future of Jaguar Land Rover: JLR design boss reveals all 
Land Rover

The future of Jaguar Land Rover: JLR design boss reveals all 

Gerry McGovern’s new role is helping to define JLR brands, not just the look, while encouraging designers to think big and dream...
26 Dec 2020
New Jaguar J-Pace electric SUV to tackle Tesla Model X
Jaguar

New Jaguar J-Pace electric SUV to tackle Tesla Model X

Jaguar is planning a new large all-electric SUV, which will sit at the top of its line-up, acting as an eco-friendly alternative to the Porsche Cayenn…
19 Dec 2020
Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV concept car uncovered 
Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV
News

Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV concept car uncovered 

The first Jaguar concept car in seven years arrives, a physical version of the Jaguar’s racer from the Gran Turismo game series
16 Dec 2020
Jaguar Land Rover launches new car body development cycle
Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover launches new car body development cycle

JLR has entered a two-year material testing programme that will hopefully produce harder-wearing body panels for its future cars
21 Oct 2020

Most Popular

BMW, Mercedes and Tesla owners could be at risk of higher insurance premiums
bmw x5 m50d tracking front
News

BMW, Mercedes and Tesla owners could be at risk of higher insurance premiums

Raw, uncapped insurance group rating data could be used by insurers to increase premiums on various high-end cars
19 Jan 2021
New 2021 Mercedes EQA electric crossover arrives with 302-mile range
Mercedes EQA - front
Mercedes EQA

New 2021 Mercedes EQA electric crossover arrives with 302-mile range

The new Mercedes EQA is a premium rival for the Volkswagen ID.3 and Kia e-Niro, with a maximum claimed range of 302 miles
20 Jan 2021
Best electric cars to buy 2021
Electric cars

Best electric cars to buy 2021

There are more electric cars than ever to choose from, so we've picked some of the best you can buy in the UK now
4 Jan 2021