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Developing Best Practice for Sound Evaluation Using an Interactive NVH Simulator
Published May 18, 2005 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
Event: JSAE Spring Conference
An NVH Simulator has been developed to offer an alternative approach to conventional automotive sound quality techniques, such as jury evaluation in a listening room or on-road studies. This facility immediately offers opportunities for NVH evaluation through its functionality. It will improve decision making within vehicle development, and will allow a greater understanding of customer perception. Benefits over existing approaches have already been demonstrated. However, to maximize the benefits, a robust methodology for its use needs to be developed. A number of methodological and psychological factors can affect the outputs. This paper identifies these factors and presents results from initial usage of the Simulator, both from research experiments and from within a vehicle development program.