TECHNOLOGIES

ACTIVE SOUND
MANAGEMENT

As the award-winning inventors of QuietComfort noise cancelling headphones, we’ve changed the way the world listens. We’ve taken our innovations and experience and brought them to the road.

Helping carmakers build better cars

Light. Efficient. Better sounding. Better performing. Carmakers need a way to enable these benefits without additional hardware. Active Sound Management is a smart way for manufacturers to reduce, enhance, and tune engine sounds to their precise specifications, making your ride more enjoyable.
 

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ENGINE HARMONIC
CANCELLATION

Carmakers can leverage Engine Harmonic Cancellation to automatically reduce undesirable noise from the powertrain. The algorithm uses the car’s audio system to generate acoustically opposite sound waves, reducing the unwanted noise.

ENGINE HARMONIC
ENHANCEMENT

Bose engineers collaborate with carmakers to bring the signature sound of your car’s engine to life. The algorithm works with the vehicle’s sound system to enhance the spectrum of select engine tones, providing refined and desirable powertrain sound inside the cabin.

ROAD NOISE CONTROL

Tame unwanted noise from the road,
so you can listen to what matters most.

A new active, adaptive technology that’s ready for the next generation of vehicles. Bose Road Noise Control, or RNC, is a remedy to what’s long been a challenge to carmakers: road noise. Rough road surfaces, tire treads, and chassis vibration are major sources of vehicle noise. Traditionally, carmakers use passive countermeasures to address these. Unfortunately they all involve compromises, like added weight, diminished vehicle handling, and reduced efficiency.

 

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Bose looked beyond these traditional measures to find a high-performing solution – with fewer compromises. Our RNC technology noticeably reduces road noise that interferes with your music, phone calls, conversations, or your peace and quiet.

In the future, lighter cars and electric powertrains mean that road noise could become even more noticeable. We’re working toward a future where everyone can hear what matters most.

IN DEVELOPMENT

The future of Active Sound Management

As an industry leader in noise cancellation technology, we’re always researching new ways to improve how you can experience sound in a car. Imagine an even quieter ride without random broadband noise, such as wind. At Bose, our future is full of promise, with exciting discoveries to help make every drive better.